This Team Is a Lean, Mean Cyber Crime-Fighting Machine

Humans and technology are better when they work together

Innovations are appealing, but important security aspects are being pushed into the background. Security adds complexity and limitations to functionality. It requires more resources and seems to slow innovation and increase cost. In today’s cyber wars, the best hackers are selected, trained and deployed not only by financial and economic competitors but also by states through their militaries and intelligence agencies. Seemingly, this problem can be solved by specialized security technologies. But they are not cure-alls, and well-trained human-machine defense teams can stop cyber crime better. Despite the availability of specialized security solutions, security issues remain and new ones arise.

New times call for new methods to create effective civilian and military teams. A group of skilled people must be able to learn and work as a trained team, which is more valuable than a single cyber guru. Sociomapping is one method to create effective teams in this new domain. Cybersecurity managers at all levels can use this method for mapping relationships and links within teams during both war and peace. For many years, the Czech army diagnosed social groups using sociomapping, which Radvan Bahbouh, founder of QED Group, created and developed in the 1990s. It provides a clear and comprehensive expression of mutual interpersonal relationships and connections in groups.

Balazik, M., & Bernardova, K. (2018, January 1). This Team Is a Lean, Mean Cyber Crime-fighting Machine. Retrieved from: