Training Cyber Security Exercise Facilitator: Behavior Modeling Based on Human Error

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 782)


Exercise facilitators are essential in the field of cybersecurity training. They provide useful insights to the exercise participants while guiding the group discussion. During the exercise conducted at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, the variation of exercise deliverables was observed due to the un-even facilitation. In this paper, facilitation error was studied by modeling the error behavior as the error of omission and commission. The quality of the facilitation was evaluated based on the error occurrence.


Cyber security Tabletop exercise Facilitation Human error Omission error Commission error 



This research is partially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), No. 16H01837 (2016) and Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), “Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructure” (Funding Agency: NEDO), however, all remaining errors are attributable to the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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