Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Cybersecurity and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences - THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED

Time 04/18/11 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

The Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation is focused on human behavior and the actions of groups and organizations at every level. SBE has begun an examination of cybersecurity issues and is interested in opening a dialogue about integrating technical and social science to understand and solve cybersecurity problems. Cybersecurity is obviously not purely a technological problem. Problems of incentive alignment, efficient risk bearing, and interdependent security arise, which are studied by economists; federations evoke sociology; information overload and display techniques, as well as protecting against social engineering, combine psychology with cognitive science. A short presentation about SBE initiatives will be followed by an open discussion exploring opportunities for collaboration by Internet2 technical members with social scientists, the opportunity to integrate social science research into cybersecurity issues, and identifying truly interdisciplinary ideas supporting future research opportunities that meld the two fields.

Speakers

Speaker David Croson National Science Foundation

Secondary tracks Security

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