Ethical Frameworks for Cybersecurity: Applications for Human and Artificial Agents
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Analogical reasoning is one of the most powerful tools that humans have to understand their environments. Novel situations can be rendered familiar by parallels with culturally available schemata and more fundamental exchange norms such as reciprocity. The use of analogies such as “cyberwar” create trade-offs in that they both emphasize and deemphasize the affordances of a situation or a technology. Although they might reflect the approaches of analysts and policymakers, they might not accurately reflect the understanding of users. Instead of specific analogies, we instead suggest that general schemata (e.g., social dilemmas) provides a more agnostic basis for understanding user behavior. Moreover, in that human social agents use these schemata, they can be incorporated into autonomous and intelligent systems to simulate human behavior and can also be used to detect irregular network activity that violates the exchange norms humans typically use.
Analogical Reasoning, Social Dilemmas
Schonherr, Jordan Richard and Thomson, Robert, "Ethical Frameworks for Cybersecurity: Applications for Human and Artificial Agents" (2022). ACI Books & Book Chapters. 15.
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