Fujitsu want to use psychology to protect users from cyber attacks




Fujitsu aims to make the security of computers with more personalized profiling program based primarily on psychology.

The Fujitsu Laboratories, to reach for it, the development-oriented companies tool able to identify and provide advice to more users vulnerable to electronic attacks, based on how to use e-mail and web browsers, as well as the actions of the keyboard and mouse of their own.

The program is designed based on the belief that most of the cyber attacks exploit the mistakes committed by the users themselves, such as clicking on malicious links or access to an email received from the wrong person unintentionally.

It describes Fujitsu this technique as the first technology in the world based on the behavioral and psychological characteristics of the user.

Rather than be like antivirus software, a spokesman for Fujitsu Labs explained that the new program is similar to the process of acts record rather than analysis looking at the potential risks that might be exposed to the user, it is judged on risk based on human behavior and then appoint a security measure best suited to the user certain.

As part of her research, consulted experts Fujitsu Social Psychology conducted a survey on about 2,000 Japanese, half of whom suffered cyberattacks, to determine what are the qualities that have made ​​some users more vulnerable to viruses, or fraud, or data leakage.

The company found that it does not care to go to risk is also the most vulnerable to infection by viruses, while owned by the trust, including knowledge about computers was more likely to leak data.

The program can Fujitsu display warnings such as “You are likely to deceive, watch out!” After a risk analysis process. It can also produce graphical bar shows the extent to which the user virus infection, or fraud, or data breaches compared with the private risk pattern of other departments in the company.

Moreover, the program is able to analyze the level of the user’s attention when you read the privacy policies by moving the mouse tracking speed.

She stressed that the information on the Fujitsu Group devoid of identifying information prior to analysis, and that this data will not be collected only with the consent of users.

The company pointed out that the program is still under development, and is now focused on how the program will appoint security measure based on the individual user behavior. Fujitsu hopes to market the system in 2016.


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