Combining social sciences and information & system security technology topics into a program is unique. This raises the question - is there a need for cybersecurity professionals to have a firm grounding in the social sciences? A workshop on social science, computer science, and cybersecurity had as its goal to develop communities of researchers from social science and technology fields that cooperate in the development of new and improved cybersecurity systems.
"The fact that humans from several different walks of life are interacting with these systems on a daily basis has prompted a paradigm shift: rather than designing secure systems with arbitrarily defined use models, we must design secure systems with use models informed by how people interact with each other, computers, and information. This security paradigm necessitates a close collaboration between technical and social scientists so that the design of secure systems incorporates an understanding of the needs and capabilities of the billions of people that will rely on them."