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dc.contributor.authorMattina, Brendan Caseyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T08:00:34Zen
dc.date.available2017-06-20T08:00:34Zen
dc.date.issued2017-06-19en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:12234en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78220en
dc.description.abstractNetwork analysts have long used two-dimensional security visualizations to make sense of network data. As networks grow larger and more complex, two-dimensional visualizations become more convoluted, potentially compromising user situational awareness of cyber threats. To combat this problem, augmented reality (AR) can be employed to visualize data within a cyber-physical context to restore user perception and improve comprehension; thereby, enhancing cyber situational awareness. Multiple generations of prototypes, known collectively as Mobile Augmented Reality for Cyber Security, or MARCS, were developed to study the impact of AR on cyber situational awareness. First generation prototypes were subjected to a formative pilot study of 44 participants, to generate user-centric performance data and feedback, which motivated the design and development of second generation prototypes and provided initial insight into the potentially beneficial impact of AR on cyber situational awareness. Second generation prototypes were subjected to a summative secondary study by 50 participants, to compare the impact of AR and non-AR visualizations on cyber situational awareness. Results of the secondary study suggest that employing AR to visualize cyber threats in a cyber-physical context collectively improves user threat perception and comprehension, indicating that, in some cases, AR security visualizations improve user cyber situational awareness over non-AR security visualizations.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAugmented Realityen
dc.subjectCybersecurityen
dc.subjectVisualizationen
dc.titleMARCS: Mobile Augmented Reality for Cybersecurityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairTront, Joseph G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMarchany, Randolph C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRaymond, David Richarden
dc.contributor.committeememberNorth, Christopher L.en


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