Technical Tuesday – 23 February 2016 – Neuro Cyber Analytics: Understanding the Patterns of Human Cognition in the Cyber Domain by Jason Christman and Dr. Alenka Brown of InLitics

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Humans use context-specific neurocognitive patterns for receiving and processing internal and external sensory information. Stated differently, people interact with the world around them primarily by seeing, hearing, and feeling, and make decisions about what to do next depending upon the context of what is happening in their environment. People often do not realize that their decision making process triggers certain unconscious behaviors that can be read as indicators of how their thoughts were formulated and sequenced.

Neuro Cyber Analytics is about extracting and making sense of the sequenced indicators of human cognition within any computing activity (emailing, texting, chatting, blogging, web browsing, searching, gaming, etc.) to determine a person’s cognitive fingerprint, i.e. Cogni-print®, and readily gain significant insight into his or her expected behaviors. At a deeper level, these neuro indicators are evident within user content and user-driven system and network metadata. Cognitive fingerprinting is especially useful for authenticating users, attributing cyber actors, identifying and tracking cyber personas, and detecting insider threats by continuously monitoring for deviations from an established Cogni-print® baseline.

Presented by: Jason Christman and Dr. Alenka Brown of InLitics

Jason Christman, CISSP, PMP is a cybersecurity expert and Chief Technology Officer of InLitics, a human decision analytics and threat intelligence company that uses a mature process of neurocognitive fingerprinting to analyze indicators of human thought patterns in cyberspace. He has extensive experience in cyber planning, operations, analytics, and advanced technology development for homeland defense, intelligence, and special operations mission areas.

Dr. Alenka Brown is President and Chief Scientist of InLitics. She is a leading expert in neuro cyber analytics and Cogni-print®. She has a diverse background encompassing applied research, system integration, policy, energy, intelligence, special operations, and cognitive autonomous systems. She is currently a member of NIST’s WG for cloud overlay and security reference architecture, cloud forensic, and continuous monitoring. She is also a member of OSSI’s Strategic Planning WG and NCOIC’s cyber-security’s IPT and cloud computing WG.