Join the next edition of our Key Researcher Talk Series!
“Security Theater or Understandable Security Guarantees? On the Importance of a Human-centric Security Design Approach”
Security vulnerabilities and privacy breaches are a major threat to our always-online society and digital sovereignty.
All types of users in today’s Internet ecosystem are confronted with complex security and privacy decisions: end users who introduce smart home assistants into their homes are required to consent to complex information-sharing practices and administrators who maintain large server infrastructures are required to manage cryptographic keys and trade-offs between security and compatibility.
As a result of interdisciplinary research efforts with empirical studies, many of these challenges are well-understood. However, despite these efforts, newly introduced technology still suffers from usable security and privacy issues as empirical findings do not sufficiently inform the design of effective countermeasures.
In this talk, I will talk about the root causes of this problem, which is a missing link between user studies, threat modeling practices and the design of secure systems. I will also present my proposal for a radical paradigm shift towards a fully human-centric approach which is necessary to design human-friendly and understandable security and privacy technology.
14:00 – 14:10 Short Introduction by Edgar Weippl
14:10 – 14:30 Talk by Katharina Krombholz
14:30 – 15:00 Q&A
Katharina Krombholz is key researcher at SBA Research and tenured faculty member at CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbrücken.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join. The talk will take place online.
This event is hosted by Vienna ACM SIGSAC Chapter and IEEE SMC/CS Austria Chapter.