HFES Annual Meeting presentations to focus on human factors in cyber security

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Papers and panels will address human-centered issues in cyber operations, including situation awareness, vigilance, task-switching, and training

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

As the incidence of data breaches that threaten security and privacy increases, governments and organizations are struggling to put barriers in place to prevent consequences such as terror attacks and identity theft. The more data that goes mobile, the greater is exposure to vulnerabilities, requiring a deeper understanding of human factors so that cyber security systems and processes can be improved. "Unfortunately," noted one author of a presentation at the upcoming HFES 2016 Annual Meeting, "the study of human factors in cyber security defense is still largely in its infancy."

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