With human errors and behavior being significant contributors to data breaches and cyber-attacks, it is critical to integrate human factors principles into cybersecurity education. The lack of emphasis on human factors in cybersecurity curricula has resulted in a significant gap in understanding and addressing the role of human behavior in cybersecurity. This paper highlights the need for colleges and universities to offer courses in human factors principles in cybersecurity to educate the future workforce. The article discusses the importance of understanding human factors in designing secure systems and the benefits of integrating human factors into cybersecurity research and practice. The paper addresses the challenges institutions face in developing and teaching human factors courses in cybersecurity, including the need for more faculty members with relevant expertise and credentials. This research argues that teaching human factors in cybersecurity is essential to prevent data breaches and cyber-attacks caused by human errors and behavior.
Nobles, Calvin, "Human Factors in Cybersecurity: Academia’s Missed Opportunity" (2023). MWAIS 2023 Proceedings. 8.