As global security threats continue to evolve, the role of humans in defence and security sectors becomes increasingly complex. These threats now extend beyond conventional warfare, encompassing issues like cybersecurity and biosecurity. However, despite the rapid advances in technology, ensuring secure cyber infrastructures and preventing biological threats remains a significant challenge. Both areas require sophisticated systems that can seamlessly integrate human intervention and decision-making while maintaining robust security measures.
Drawing from our comprehensive expertise in behavioural science and data science, we delve into the human aspects of defence and security. We aim to understand the intricacies of human behaviour in the context of these areas, and design systems that enhance human involvement while providing a high level of security. To achieve this, we frameworks that fuse advanced machine learning models with human-centered design principles (e.g., using behavioural data science methods). This approach allows us to build cybersecurity systems that can learn from human decision-making patterns and improve over time. Similarly, in biosecurity, we aim to develop strategies that ensure safety and efficiency in biological research and operations, with a strong emphasis on the role of humans in risk management and crisis response.