Human Factors in the Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles

Trends in Current Research

Václav Linkov, Petr Zámečník, Darina Havlíčková, Chih-Wei Pai

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The cybersecurity of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is an important emerging area of research in traffic safety. Because human failure is the most common reason for a successful cyberattack, human-factor researchers and psychologists might improve AV cybersecurity by researching how to decrease the probability of a successful attack. We review some areas of research connected to the human factor in cybersecurity and find many potential issues. Psychologists might research the characteristics of people prone to cybersecurity failure, the types of scenarios they fail in and the factors that influence this failure or over-trust of AV. Human behavior during a cyberattack might be researched, as well as how to educate people about cybersecurity. Multitasking has an effect on the ability to defend against a cyberattack and research is needed to set the appropriate policy. Human-resource researchers might investigate the skills required for personnel working in AV cybersecurity and how to detect potential defectors early. The psychological profile of cyber attackers should be investigated to be able to set policies to decrease their motivation. Finally, the decrease of driver's driving skills as a result of using AV and its connection to cybersecurity skills is also worth of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume10
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Human Factors in the Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles : Trends in Current Research. / Linkov, Václav; Zámečník, Petr; Havlíčková, Darina; Pai, Chih-Wei.

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Linkov, Václav ; Zámečník, Petr ; Havlíčková, Darina ; Pai, Chih-Wei. / Human Factors in the Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles : Trends in Current Research. In: Frontiers in Psychology. 2019 ; Vol. 10. pp. 995.
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