SBMI Professor Receives Grant for Cyber Trust and Suspicion

Published October 09, 2012

(October 9)- Hongbin Wang, PhD, received a $1 million award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (via subcontract through UT El Paso) to research cyber trust and suspicion.

Cyberspace security is a technological issue as well as a human-social issue. The significant role of human factors in cyberspace security — including the processes and impacts of human operations — has not been fully recognized or understood.

The goals for this project are (1) to systematically examine the nature of human trust and suspicious behavior in cyberspace; (2) to demonstrate how trust and suspicion may fundamentally affect cyber security; and (3) to develop a computationally sound, psychologically plausible and biologically inspired study of cyber trust and suspicion.