Cyber Trust and Suspicion: A Human-Centric Approach Conference Paper uri icon


  • Conventional wisdom has regarded cyberspace security as a pure technology issue - sophisticated information techniques, tools, and policies are a must in order to detect and defeat threats. At a more foundational level, however, it is now clear that cyberspace security is also, if not more, a human-social phenomenon - how human operators, be they everyday internet users or national intelligence analysts, perceive and make sense of cyber events "closes the loop" and is therefore essential for the ultimate success (or failure) of cyberspace security. In this position paper we argue for the need of studying cyber trust and suspicion from a human-centric approach. Based on a principled abduction-based framework, the results will answer a full range of fundamental questions regarding cyber trust and suspicion. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

published proceedings

  • Communications in Computer and Information Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Hongbin

publication date

  • January 2013