The Complex Science of Cyber-Defense

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 230A (San Jose Convention Center)
Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Just as there are cyber security threats, there are viruses, parasites, and bacteria in biology; bullies in social networks; and rogue nations in the international community. Studying that how complex systems manage such threats can suggest techniques for tackling specific problems of cyber security. Using the tools of complexity science to understand today's technological networks and their linkages to human behavior, social norms, and economic incentives, can help build a safer cyber world.