Keynote: The Scope of Cybersecurity – A View Forward presented at BSidesOrlando 2015

by Jeremy Epstein,

Summary : Thirty years ago the field of computer security was largely limited to operating systems security and network security, with cryptography a closely related topic but not integral to the field. Now, it’s far broader, covering not only technical topics, but also a broad range of related areas including many social science areas and usable security. In this talk, I’ll give some examples of how social science affects the technical aspects of cybersecurity research, and how the two aspects need to work together going forward. I’ll also describe how NSF funding is helping to move these fields together.