Addressing Human Factors Gaps in Cyber Defense
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS FORT COLLINS
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Cyber security is a high-ranking national priority that is only likely to grow as we become more dependent on cyber systems. From a research perspective, currently available work often focuses solely on technological aspects of cyber, acknowledging the human in passing, if at all. In recent years, the Human Factors community has begun to address human-centered issues in cyber operations, but in comparison to technological communities, we have only begun to scratch the surface. Even with publications on cyber human factors gaining momentum, there still exists a major gap in the field between understanding of the domain and currently available research meant to address relevant issues. The purpose for this panel is to continue to expand the role of human factors in cyber research by introducing the community to current work being done, and to facilitate collaborations to drive future research. We have assembled a panel of scientists across multiple specializations in the human factors community to have an open discussion regarding how to leverage previous human factors research and current work in cyber operations to continue to push the bounds of the field.