Social CyberSecurity 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 CyberSecurity 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.

2019 SBP-BRiMS Conference Disinformation Challenge Videos

Aman Tyagi, "Climate Change Debate on Twitter During COP24"

Matthew Babcock, PhD, "Misinformation Menagerie"

Christine Sowa, "Fake News on Reddit: Spreading Disinformation to Diverse Communities"

Muhammed Nihal Hussain, "Examining Strategic Integration of Social Media Platforms in Tracking Disinformation Campaign Coordination: Analysis in the Asia Pacific Region"

Ramon Villa-Cox, "Positive and Negative Support for false Narratives: #AlitaChallenge vs. #BoycottCaptainMarvel"

Alina Vereshchaka, "Novel Approaches to Analyzing and Distinguishing Fake and Real News to Mitigate the Problem of Disinformation"

Katrin Galeano, Rick Galeano, "The Forgotten Network: YouTube Comments Used As an Amplifier for Messaging"