NISlecture from PACE-CybORG

27. January
NISlecture 2017/1 (27.01.2017, 12.15-13.00 in K102)

Title: Enhancement of human performance in military cyber operations by facilitating the application of behavioral science in cyber defence practice

Speaker: Øyvind Jøsok & Benjamin Knox. Performance & Applied Cognitive Engineering Cyber Operations Research Group (PACE-CybORG): conducting theoretical and experimental research on human factors in the cyber domain.

NISlecture 2017/1 (27.01.2017, 12.15-13.00 in K102)

Title: Enhancement of human performance in military cyber operations by facilitating the application of behavioral science in cyber defence practice

Speaker: Øyvind Jøsok & Benjamin Knox. Performance & Applied Cognitive Engineering Cyber Operations Research Group (PACE-CybORG): conducting theoretical and experimental research on human factors in the cyber domain.

Abstract: In cyber operations, we are less directly confronted with the outcomes of our action than in situations of physical or direct engagement. Our anticipation of futureoutcomes are more abstract or differently specified, less detailed, and typically decision-making processes are conducted under multiple converging and diverging pressures. These circumstances, are assumed but not yet well understood aspects of cognition, such as a increased tolerance to uncertainty or management of cognitive load, all contribute to how judgements and decisions are made to act and determine the overall performance. The effects of digitization on decision-making and the contribution of behavioural sciences are largely not investigated within the cyber domain, but this can nonetheless have immediate effects on cyber security at national and international level. In the wake of Cyber Pledge, this calls for an intensified effort in research, training and education of personnel with cyber competence. This talk will focus on human factors in cyber operations. What has been done so far by the research group *PACE-CYBORG*, and the future landscape ahead.

About the Speaker : 
Contributors to PACE-CybORG: Ricardo G. Lugo is a lecturer in psychology at Lillehammer University College. His research interests involve health and performance psychology, with a focus on aspects of developmental, behavioral, and emotional regulation of performance in several domains. 

Stefan Sütterlin is a professor in Psychology at Lillehammer University College and affiliated with Oslo University Hospital, Norway. His research interests include psychophysiology of behavioral control, decision-making, and cognition­emotion interaction.

Benjamin J. Knox is a teacher in International Studies at the Norwegian Defense Cyber Academy currently studying MSc in Development Management, and his research interests lie in improving human performance in digitisation.

Lieutenant Commander Øyvind Jøsok is an instructor in Leadership at the Norwegian Defense Cyber Academy. He holds an MSc in leadership and is currently a PhD candidate within the area of psychology. His research interest lies in the area of physical and cognitive development and performance.

Kirsi Helkala is an associate professor at the Norwegian Defense Cyber Academy, holding a PhD within Information Security from the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests lies within information and cyber security, especially in its human aspects.