22 Oct Cognitive Sciences
The interdisciplinary scientific study of psychology, computational science, linguistics, philosophy and neuroscience to understand the human mind has been defined as cognitive sciences (MIT, 2018). The application in the field of cybersecurity allows an interrelation between the procedures, security practices, the knowledge generated by computer systems, security blogs, vulnerability bulletins and the experience of security specialists based on the tasks they perform daily, generating a cognition (awareness or insight) about cybersecurity situation. The collaboration between humans and machines, the application of statistical methodologies, the use of machine learning and Big Data could allow enhanced or extended the cognitive skills of security specialists at Security Operations Centers (SOC) or Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT), raising the interest of research on the application of this solutions focused on cybersecurity processes.
The perspectives in the field of cybersecurity regarding cognitive sciences are find solutions to enhanced the capacities related to the human factor, especially in complex systems that are generated with the use of technologies such as cloud, mobile, IoT and social networks that produce large amounts of information. Nowadays, in the scientific field becomes imperative analyze the contributions of cognitive sciences to augmented human capacities for the execution of cybersecurity tasks that require the use of cognitive skills. Cognitive science could contribute to enhanced the processes of perception, comprehension and projection that are part of the self-learning of the human.
The capability of generated levels of cybersecurity awareness in an organization allows determining the type of threats and attacks, maintaining adequate levels of security, and defining proactive strategies to face present and future attacks or threats (Andrade and Guun Yoo, 2019).
- Andrade, R. O., Guun Yoo, S. (2019). “Cognitive security: A comprehensive study of cognitive science in cybersecurity”. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 48, 102352.
- Cognitive science. MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; 2018 https://bcs.mit.edu/research/cognitive-science