ARSCA: A computer tool for tracing the cognitive processes of cyber-attack analysis

Chen Zhong, John Yen, Peng Liu, Rob Erbacher, Renee Etoty, Christopher Garneau

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Abstract

Efficiency and interference shielding are critical factors for conducting successful cognitive task analysis (CTA) of cyber-attack analysis. To achieve this goal, a tool, named ARSCA, is developed to work with an analyst during a cyber-attack analysis task and to capture the main elements in his/her cognitive process. ARSCA conducts process tracing in a way that reduces the study time and the workload needed for analysts and does not distract the analysts from executing their tasks. ARSCA has been tested in an experiment with a simulated cyber-attack analysis task. Thirteen professional analysts and seventeen doctoral students specializing in cyber security are recruited. We evaluate the captured traces and the participants' feedbacks on working with ARSCA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, CogSIMA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages165-171
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479980154
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, CogSIMA 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2015Mar 12 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, CogSIMA 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, CogSIMA 2015
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/9/153/12/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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