A new and exciting project is starting in our group: “User-Oriented Security: A multidisciplinary approach.” The project is a collaboration with three other faculty members, Joachim Meyer, Tal Raviv and Irad Ben-Gal, and is sponsored by a 860,000 NIS ($238,000) grant from the  Israel National Cyber Bureau ‏(INCB‏) at Israel’s Prime Minister Office.

The proposed research is an interdisciplinary project, aiming to develop a cyber-security system that is adjusted to characteristics of the human user. The project is based on the rapidly developing literature on “usable security” which emerged from the realization that system security often depends on user behavior, and that many of the more severe security breaches occur because of users’ actions.