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Championing the Human in Cybersecurity

The Human-Centered Cybersecurity program within the NIST Visualization and Usability Group provides research evidence and guidance to policymakers, system engineers, organizational decision makers, and cybersecurity professionals so that they can make better decisions that consider the human element, thereby advancing cybersecurity adoption and empowering people to be active, informed partners in cybersecurity.

Ideally, this guidance should:

  • Have a basis in real empirical data
  • Create solutions that are secure in practice, not just in theory
  • Take stakeholders' needs and behaviors into account
  • Create an environment in which people feel empowered and engaged in cybersecurity
  • Address the relationship between people, process, and technology factors

For more information and to view our reports visit Human-Centered Cybersecurity.

Created April 12, 2021, Updated April 5, 2024