Fujitsu psychology tool profiles users at risk of cyberattacks
Fujitsu wants to make computer security more personalized with profiling software based on psychology.
The manufacturer’s Fujitsu Laboratories is developing an enterprise tool that can identify and advise people who are more vulnerable to cyberattacks, based on how they use email and Web browsers as well as their keyboard and mouse actions.
The software is designed on a belief that most cyberattacks exploit mistakes made by users such as clicking malicious links or inadvertently emailing the wrong person. Fujitsu describes the technology as the first that is based on behavioral and psychological characteristics.
Rather than being like an antivirus program, the software is more like “an action log analysis than looks into the potential risks of a user,” a spokesman for the lab said via email. “It judges risk based on human behavior and then assigns a security countermeasure for a given user.”