Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Senior Faculty Fellow Dr. Bin Mai recently discussed the emerging stage of human-centric cybersecurity and privacy in a TEDx talk. In his presentation, Mai presents the three significant stages in the evolution of information security, starting with the purely technological stage, moving through the business-centric stage, and finally bringing us to a new stage of information security in which human behavior becomes a focus of study. In his talk, he gives multiple examples of why it is so crucial that we study how human behavior and human psychology influence our interactions with technology.
Mai is currently a faculty member in the Department of Education Administration and Human Resource Development in the Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development. He is also the Coordinator for the department’s Technology Management degree program. Dr. Mai’s main research interests focus primarily on the analytical, empirical and behavioral investigations of Information Technology Management (ITM) / Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in general, and of information security (InfoSec) and data privacy in particular, and has published widely in these fields. Dr. Mai has recognized the emerging significant trends in IT industry of increasing emphasis on human elements in information security and privacy, and is convinced of the necessary shift to a more human-centric paradigm in studying information security and privacy in both academic research and education curriculum design.
See the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nbUAVH-0vo