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000000127 100__ $$aKonstantin Beznosov
000000127 100__ $$aOlga Beznosova
000000127 245__ $$aOn the Imbalance of the Security Problem Space and its Expected Consequences
000000127 260__ $$c2007-04-16
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000000127 520__ $$aThis paper considers the attacker-defender game in the field of computer security as a three-dimensional phenomenon. The decomposition of the problem space into technological, human, and social factors enabled us to analyze the concentration of public research efforts by defenders. Our analysis suggests that over 94% of the public research in computer security has been concentrated on technological advances. Yet attackers seem to employ more and more human and social factors in their attacks. As the arms race in computer security progresses, social factors may become or already are increasingly important. The side that capitalizes on them sooner may gain the competitive advantage. Drawing on recent results in the organizational theory, sociology, and political science, we discuss avenues for investigating the social dimension by the defenders. 
000000127 6531_ $$aComputer Security
000000127 6531_ $$aSocial Factors
000000127 6531_ $$aOrganizational Factors
000000127 6531_ $$aHOT Admin
000000127 6531_ $$aUsable Security
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000000127 8564_ $$uhttp://lersse-dl.ece.ubc.ca/record/127/files/127.pdf$$yTransfer from CDS 0.99.7
000000127 909C4 $$pKonstantin Beznosov, Olga Beznosova "On the Imbalance of the Security Problem Space and its Expected Consequences," To appear in Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA), Plymouth, UK, 10 July, 2007, pp.10. 
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