On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 we discussed Human Factors in Cyber Security. The discourse surrounding human performance in cyber security remains a relevant topic; nevertheless, the scientific underpinning remains deficient. Human error is the primary contributing factor that leads to malicious activity in cyber security. Other domains such as aviation, healthcare, and nuclear power have capitalized on human factors to reduce accidents and to identify critical phases of operations; consequently, the cyber security sector trails behind the above-mentioned industries in leveraging human factors.

The aim of this presentation is leveraging organizational culture as a platform to address human factors in cyber security. The continuous integration of technology accompanied by (a) advanced persistent threats, (b) ransomware attacks, (c) data breaches, and (d) cyber-attacks increases and threatens the complexity of cyber security operations.

Included are examples of conceptual processes, models, and frameworks to influence cyber leaders and professionals to mandate the integration of human factors in cyber security.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Calvin Nobles, Ph.D. is a cyber security subject matter expert (SME), national security leader, researcher, practitioner, and educator with more than 20 years of experience. Culminating a career of military service at the national level in 2017, as a cyber security executive and cyber consultant. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland University College and Indian Wesleyan University. Calvin is actively involved in the cyber community, volunteering with multiple professional associations and conducting cyber security research. Calvin is the author of the book, Exploring the Implications of Implementing Technologically Advanced Aircraft in General Aviation.

As a cyber security expert, Dr. Nobles has fulfilled various operational and leadership positions. He served as a Cyber and Cryptologic Planner, as the Deputy Director of Operations, Deputy Director for Strategy and Governance, Director of National Operations. 

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