Jennifer Cowley's scientific contributions

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The human visual system is generally more adept at inferring meaning from graphical objects and natural scene elements than reading alphanumeric characters. Graphical objects like charts and graphs in cybersecurity dashboards often lack the requisite numbers of features to depict behaviors of complex network data. For example, bar charts afford few...


... Neuroergonomic approaches to training are neuro-and thus usercentric and can be implemented by (1) changing the working environment to fit the cognitive processing capabilities of humans, (2) training specific cognitive capabilities that improves adaptability to the working environment, or (3) a combination of the two. In the context of neuroergonomically improving situational awareness and interpersonal communication for good cyber defense decisionmaking, both working environment-based interventions (Debashi and Vickers, 2018;Kullman et al., 2018;Ask et al., 2023a) and methods that train a collection of specific human cognitive abilities have been suggested (Knox et al., 2018(Knox et al., , 2021Jøsok et al., 2019). For instance, a 3D mixed reality representation of network topology and activity, at a scale that allows encoding of cyber threat information through the spatial navigation senses, resulted in better dyadic communication and situational understanding during a simulated network attack (Ask et al., 2023a). ...