An associate professor of reliability engineering and an associate professor of criminology have teamed up to study how the social makeup of a computer network correlates with the attacks used against it. In this podcast, SC Magazine Executive Editor talks with University of Maryland professors Michel Cukier and David Maimon about the impetus of their unique research partnership, why organizations are often misguided in the defense strategies and how security can be improved by IT professionals taking a deeper look at the routines and social backgrounds of their user base.