1st Edition

New Perspectives in Behavioral Cybersecurity Human Behavior and Decision-Making Models

Edited By Wayne Patterson Copyright 2024
    196 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    New Perspectives in Behavioral Cybersecurity offers direction for readers in areas related to human behavior and cybersecurity, by exploring some of the new ideas and approaches in this subject, specifically with new techniques in this field coming from scholars with very diverse backgrounds in dealing with these issues. It seeks to show an understanding of motivation, personality, and other behavioral approaches to understand cyberattacks and create cyberdefenses.

    This book:

    • Elaborates cybersecurity concerns in the work environment and cybersecurity threats to individuals.

    • Presents personality characteristics of cybersecurity attackers, cybersecurity behavior, and behavioral interventions.

    • Highlights the applications of behavioral economics to cybersecurity.

    • Captures the management and security of financial data through integrated software solutions.

    • Examines the importance of studying fake news proliferation by detecting coordinated inauthentic behavior.

    This title is an ideal read for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in fields including ergonomics, human factors, human-computer interaction, computer engineering, and psychology.

    Section I. Cybersecurity Concerns in the Work Environment. 

    1. Management and Security of Financial Data Through Integrated Software Solutions. 
    Rozalina Dimova, Rusko Filchev and Tihomir Dovramadjiev

    2. An Efficient Scheme For Detecting And Mitigating Insider Threats. 
    Michael Sone and Ange Taffo

    3. Phishing Through URLs: An Instance Based Learning Model Approach to Detecting Phishing. 
    Gerardo I Armenta and Palvi Aggarwal

    Section II. Cybersecurity Threats to the Individual. 

    4. Video Games in Digital Forensics. 
    Heba Saleous and Marton Gergely

    5. Dances with the Illuminati: Hands-On Social Engineering in Classroom Setting. 
    Sten Mäses; Birgy Lorenz; Kaido Kikkas; Kristjan Karmo

    6. Studying Fake News Proliferation by Detecting Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior. 

    William Emmanuel S. Yu

    7. Refining the Sweeney Approach on Data Privacy. 
    Rodney H. Cooper and Wayne Patterson

    Section III. Cybersecurity Concerns in the Home and Work Environment. 

    8. Cybersecurity Hygiene: Blending Home and Work Computing. 
    Thomas Morris and Jeremiah Still

    9. Will a Cybersecurity Mindset shift build and sustain a Cybersecurity Pipeline?. 
    Augustine Orgah

    Section IV. Ethical Behavior. 

    10. Cybersecurity Behavior and Behavioral Interventions. 
    Brandon Sloane

    Section V. Differences in Languages in Cyberattacks. 

    11. Using Language Differences to Detect Cyberattacks: Ukrainian and Russian. 
    Wayne Patterson

    Section VI. Applications of Behavioral Economics to Cybersecurity. 

    12. Using Economic Prospect Theory To Quantify Side Channel Attacks. 
    Jeremy Blackstone

    13. A Game-Theoretic Approach to Detecting Romance Scams. 
    Ebelechukwu Nwafor

    Section VII. New Approaches for Future Research. 

    14. Human-Centered Artificial intelligence: Threats and Opportunities for Cybersecurity. 
    Gloria Washington


    Dr. Wayne Patterson is a retired Professor of Computer Science at Howard University. He is also currently Co-Principal Investigator for the GEAR UP project at Howard. He has also been Director of the Cybersecurity Research Center, Associate Vice Provost for Research, and Senior Fellow for Research and International Affairs in the Graduate School at Howard. He has also been Professeur d’Informatique at the Université de Moncton, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans, and in 1988 Associate Vice Chancellor for Research there. In 1993, he was appointed Vice President for Research and Professional and Community Services, and Dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1998, he was selected by the Council of Graduate Schools, the national organization of graduate deans and graduate schools, as the Dean in Residence at the national office in Washington, DC. His other service to the graduate community in the United States has included being elected to the Presidency of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, and also to the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools. Dr. Patterson has published more than 50 scholarly articles primarily related to cybersecurity, one of the earliest textbooks in cybersecurity, Mathematical Cryptology (Rowman and Littlefield, 1986), and recently the first book in this aspect of cybersecurity (with co-author Cynthia K. Winston), Behavioral Cybersecurity (CRC Press, 2018) . He has been the principal investigator on over 35 external grants valued at over $6,000,000. In August 2006, he was loaned by Howard University to the US National Science Foundation to serve as the Foundation’s Program Manager for International Science and Engineering in Developing Countries, and in 2017 was Visiting Scholar at Google.

    He received degrees from the University of Toronto (BSc and MSc in Mathematics), University of New Brunswick (MSc in Computer Science), and the University of Michigan (PhD in Mathematics). He also held Post-Doctoral appointments at Princeton University and the University of California – Berkeley.