Using smart glasses for monitoring cyber threat intelligence feeds

Scientific Article developed by University of Oulu!

The outbreak of COVID-19 has introduced mandatory lockdown policies and strict social distancing protocols that have majorly interrupted social economic life in most countries.

Along with the health crisis, we have also seen a surging information crisis where large volumes of information across multiple domains urgently need to be shared, analysed, authenticated, and verified. In this backdrop, many pre-existing cybersecurity challenges have been exacerbated and often morphed into complex hybrid phenomena. In other words, many of the threats we are now facing are not new, but new tools are needed in fighting those disruptions.

Past research has shown that smart glasses have an impact on comprehension [6]. Augmented reality (AR) allows embedding semantically familiar material such as objects to an environment while retaining the spatial information. This can enhance learning experiences as it complements perception.

However, the real benefit of AR and any cross reality lies in the possibility to visualize abstract digital data with spatial information, to aid in both comprehension and situational awareness [1], [10]. While the aerospace and defense sectors are utilizing the technology, the uptake of AR by the cybersecurity community is still lagging. Given the lack of research in this area, the current experiment was driven by the following research question: Does the consolidation of cyber threat intelligence feeds into a single display improve information comprehension?

Author: Korkiakoski, Mikko1Sadiq, Fatima1Setianto, Febrian1;

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Entity: Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Conference: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining