Emotional State Classification and Related Behaviors Among Cyber Attackers

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2023-01-03
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Gabrys, Ryan
Venkatesh, Anu
Silva, Daniel
Bilinski, Mark
Major, Maxine
Mauger, Justin
Muhleman, Daniel
Ferguson-Walter, Kimberly
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Cyber deception is a strategy that defenders can leverage to gain an advantage over cyber attackers. The effects of deception on the attacker however, are not yet well understood. Quantifying the tangible and emotional effects of deception on the attacker’s performance, beliefs, and emotional state are critical to deploying effective, targeted cyber deception. Our work uses data from a human-subjects experiment measuring the impact of cyber and psychological deception on over 100 professional red-teamers. These results demonstrate that an attacker’s cognitive and emotional state can often be inferred from data already observed and collected by cyber defenders world-wide. Future work will leverage this observed data-set to formulate more informed defensive strategies.
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Cyber Deception and Cyberpsychology for Defense, classification, classification
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Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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