Abstract

The increased accessibility of cyber technology has resulted in advancements in international communications and information sharing never seen in human history. With this new age of digital software comes the proliferation of illegal online activity and cyber terrorism. Repercussions of cyber-attacks have ranged from identity theft to leaks of classified state secrets. To combat this threat, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the Cyber Mission Force (CMF) to head operations in the interests of protecting against cyber-attacks. One of the CMF’s initial projects involves the creation of a Performance Assessment Suite (PAS), a training program designed to improve the training of cyber team members via modeling behaviors and physiological data. One of the primary objectives of the PAS is to evaluate the efficacy of select physiological recording equipment in order to implement in cyber training missions. This project serves to determine the viability of the Empatica E4 as an HRV recording device by comparing its quality of data to another, reliable data collection device – the Equivital EQ02 by leveraging a project involving resonance breathing training with police cadets. The results of this project determined that the E4 was unable to compare favorably for some time domain indices to the EQ02 but did have some slight similarities in data with broader time domain metrics.

Thesis Completion

2020

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Matthews, Gerald

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Psychology

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2020

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