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Arun "Vish" Vishwanath is Associate Professor of Communication at the University at Buffalo.

His research is on the "people problems" of cyber security. His work focuses on improving individual, organizational, and national resilience to cyber attacks by focusing on the weakest links in cyber security—Internet users.

His particular interest is in understanding why people fall victim to social engineering attacks and on finding ways we can harness our understanding of cyber-psychology and human behavior to build defenses that can prevent it.  He also examines how various groups–-criminal syndicates, terrorist networks, hacktivists–-utilize cyber space to commit crime, spread mis-information, recruit operatives, and radicalize others.



When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

In the not-so-distant future, we will be presented with the version of the news we wish to read -- not the news that some reporter, columnist or editorial board decides we need to…

Feb 27, 2018