Continuing to explore the theme of his paper on social psychology and information security that won an Outstanding Paper Award at NCSC16, M. E. Kabay, National Computer Security Assn., chaired Interdisciplinary Perspectives on INFOSEC. In this panel, a diverse group of academics and practitioners, presented their thoughts as to how the insights of other disciplines can benefit the practice of IT security. Perspectives included anthropology, military science, ethics, psychology, theology, organizational development, and adult learning theory.
Another major theme in this track concerned computer ethics and computer crime. Among the sessions that directly addressed these areas were: Ethical Issues in the National Information Infrastructure, chaired by J. Williams, MITRE Corp., and Detecting and Deterring Computer Crime, chaired by J. Holleran, NSA. The former explored broad issues, such as equity vs risk, privacy vs accountability, privacy vs surveillance, and international ramifications. The latter paper session looked at intrusion threats, detection using application profiles, and computer crime deterrence. (See Sec. 4.) A third session, Computer Crime on the Internet, chaired by C. Axsmith, Esq., ManTech Strategies Associates, provided many views of these subjects as they apply to the Internet. A fourth session, Risks and Threats, chaired by D. Gambel, Northrup Grumman, was geared to better understanding the elements of security threats and improving the assessment of risks.
A number of sessions in the track looked at the tools, resources, and methodologies for developing and delivering IT security training, and reported on related experiences. These sessions included: Computer Security Resources that Work, chaired by B. Cuffie, Social Security Administration; Tools and Methodologies for Delivering Training, chaired by J. Jelen, Public Health Service; and Demonstrations on Computer Security Training Tools, chaired by A. Stramella, National Cryptologic School. The latter focused on computer-based training packages, videos, and interactive learning tools. 2b1af7f3a8