Social Science First! presented at deepsec 2017

by Jessica Barker,

Summary : Bruce Schneier popularised the concept in 1999: cyber security is about people, process and technology. Yet almost two decades later, the industry still focuses so much more on technology than the other two dimensions of our discipline. For a long time, when the cyber security community has considered the human nature of cyber security, it has been within the context of a narrative that ‘humans are the weakest link’. In this talk, Dr Jessica Barker will argue that, if that is the case, then that is our failing as an industry. With reference to sociology, psychology and behavioural economics, Jessica will discuss why social science needs to be a greater priority for the cyber security community.