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Human-Computer Interaction and Cybersecurity Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Abbas Moallem

CRC Press

422 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 22 B/W Illus.

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Recipient of the SJSU San Jose State University Annual Author & Artist Awards 2018

Cybersecurity, or information technology security, focuses on protecting computers and data from criminal behavior. The understanding of human performance, capability, and behavior is one of the main areas that experts in cybersecurity focus on, both from a human–computer interaction point of view, and that of human factors. This handbook is a unique source of information from the human factors perspective that covers all topics related to the discipline. It includes new areas such as smart networking and devices, and will be a source of information for IT specialists, as well as other disciplines such as psychology, behavioral science, software engineering, and security management.


  • Covers all areas of human–computer interaction and human factors in cybersecurity
  • Includes information for IT specialists, who often desire more knowledge about the human side of cybersecurity
  • Provides a reference for other disciplines such as psychology, behavioral science, software engineering, and security management
  • Offers a source of information for cybersecurity practitioners in government agencies and private enterprises
  • Presents new areas such as smart networking and devices

Table of Contents

Introduction. Authentication. Biometrics. Machine entities. Privacy. Trust. Insider threat. Social engineering. Money laundering. Black market. Smart cities. Smart network and devices. Healthcare information security and assurance Internet of Things. Privacy regulations. US government and law enforcement. Enterprise solution and technologies. The perspective of the future. Movies and media.

About the Editor

Dr. Moallem has over 20 years of experience in the fields of human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability. He has also served as a senior engineering product manager and usability expert at NETGEAR, a UI Architect at PeopleSoft, Oracle Corporation, Tumbleweed, and Axway for over 11 years. He has consulted in a variety of industries in Europe, Canada, and the USA.

Dr. Moallem holds a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Paris (Paris XIII), a Master's degree in Biomechanics from the University of Creteil (Paris XI) and a Master's degree in Ergonomics from the Conservatoire Nation des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France. He obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Tehran in 1978 and is the executive director of UX Experts, LLC, a UX/UI design and cybersecurity consultancy in Cupertino, California. He is also an adjunct professor at both San Jose State University and California State University East Bay, where he teaches HCI and Human Factors as well as Cybersecurity.

About the Series

Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
LAW / Forensic Science