Logic and Computation Seminar   RSS

14/07/2022, 14:00 — 15:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building Instituto Superior Técnico
, King's College, UK

Formal Methods for Socio-Technical Security (Formal and Automated Analysis of Security Ceremonies)

Software engineers and analysts traditionally focus on cyber systems as technical systems, which are built only from software processes, communication protocols, crypto algorithms, etc. They often neglect, or choose not, to consider the human user as a component of the system’s security as they lack the expertise to fully understand human factors and how they affect security. However, humans should not be designed out of the security loop. Instead, we must deal with security assurance as a true socio-technical problem rather than a mere technical one, and consider cyber systems as socio-technical systems with people at their hearts. The main goal of this talk is to advocate the use of formal methods to establish the security of socio-technical systems, and to discuss some of the most promising approaches, including those that I have helped develop. I will also discuss my recent work on “Cybersecurity Show and Tell”, namely how different kinds of artworks can be used to explain cybersecurity and how telling (i.e., explaining notions in a formal, technical way) can be paired with showing through visual storytelling or other forms of storytelling.

Funded under the scope of UID/EEA/50008/2013.

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