SecHuman Summer School „Usable Security and Privacy“

The Summer School addresses young researchers with various backgrounds including technical disciplines, but also from other areas including law, linguistics, journalism, media science, education as well as social science with an interest in interdisciplinary questions in IT-Security.

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security invites all postdocs, doctoral students and master students to participate at the

SecHuman Summer School „Usable Security and Privacy“
31st of July - 3rd of August 2017, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

 

The Summer School addresses young researchers with various backgrounds including technical disciplines, but also from other areas including law, linguistics, journalism, media science, education as well as social science with an interest in interdisciplinary questions in IT-Security.

IT-Security research has been focusing mostly on improving technical mechanisms (e.g., encryption techniques) and developing IT-Security tools (e.g., Anti-virus programs, authentication). Human behavior (the behavior of developers and users) has been neglected so far. Yet, we know that many security problems arise from human error. Since the 90’s the research area “Usable Security” hast been emphasizing aspects of (erroneous) human behavior causing to security problems. Usable Security focuses on improving usability of IT-Security tools.

In this Summer School we will discuss aspects of Usability in the area of IT-Security . Over the course of four days, we invite you to discuss issues related to Usable Security. The last day will be especially dedicated to privacy issues. The rich programme of our Summer School includes various talks related to Usable Security. Discussions and exercises allow for sufficient opportunities to gain in-depth understanding and relate to your own experiences. The Summer School will be held in English with the exception of the last day with talks in German language.

more information can be found on :  "http://sechuman-summerschool.rub.de"