Techcroud Socio-Technical Cybersecurity
While Cybersecurity is designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access in a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security. Techroud Socio-Technical approach to cybersecurity recognizes that the science and technology deployed to protect and defend our information and critical infrastructure must consider human, social, organizational, economic and technical factors, as well as the complex interaction among them, in the creation, maintenance, and operation of our systems and infrastructure.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has taken a central role in modern society. Unfortunately, malicious hackers and cybercrime have become a stubborn and expensive part of the ICT landscape. This has made providing cybersecurity a defining challenge for socio-technical era. Techcroud intention is that the grand challenges will promote effective and appropriate consideration of the socio-technical factors and sound and effective principles of cybersecurity assessment, evaluation, and intervention. The resulting report will help illuminate the implications for cybersecurity researchers of taking a socio-technical approach identifying human, social, organizational, economic and technical factors that must be considered, techniques for understanding the interactions among them, and positive steps that can be taken to better protect and defend our information and critical infrastructure.