Social Cyber-Security Working Group

The movement of information should not compromise the infrastructure. Actors should not be able to compromise the cyber-environment so as to unduly influence or manipulate individuals, groups and communities.

Social Cyber-Security is an emerging scientific area focused on:

1. the science to characterize, understand, and forecast cyber-mediated changes in human behavior, social, cultural and political outcomes,

2. the science and engineering to build the cyber-infrastructure needed for society to persist in its essential character in a cyber-mediated information environment under changing conditions, actual or imminent social cyber-threats.


We need to maintain and preserve a free and open information environment in which:

  • ideas can be exchanged freely,
  • the information source is known,
  • disinformation and false data are identifiable and minimized,
  • technology is not used to distort public opinion.