The research group SECUSO (Security • Usability • Society) belongs to the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The group was founded in 2011 by Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer at the TU Darmstadt. SECUSO moved to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at the beginning of 2018. SECUSO is a member of Kastel, K-CIST and KD²Lab.
This year, the research group SECUSO presented part of the materials from the NoPhish concept at the Hannover Messe. Among them were the online game Phishing Master and the NoPhish-Quiz, which was presented by STAR, the Security Teaching & Awareness Robot of the research group. Both methods were presented again in detail by Science Square. Science Square is the Speakers' Corner on research and applied science in the "Research & Technology" area of Hannover Messe. The aim of the initiative is to present exhibits and the latest results from science in a generally understandable dialog.Watch the video
The results of the first cycle in the project "Dialog für Cybersicherheit" (Dialogue for Cybersecurity) are now also avalilable for workstream 4 on effective IT security awareness measures. Workstream 4 was supported by Melanie Volkamer (SECUSO) and Angela Sasse (Ruhr University Bochum). The goal of this workstream was to develop guidelines for creating effective awareness measures. Within the project, which is organized by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), representatives from society entered the dialogue with different stakeholders from academia, culture and media, economy as well as politics.Read the guidelines
On July 15, 2022, Prof. Melanie Volkamer spoke about the topic "Usable Security Research @ KIT" at the Big Techday 22. First, Prof. Volkamer presented the Human Centered Security by Design approach to achieve a better or appropriate usability of future security measures. Second, she will present a framework which helps those who provide security measures to create security interventions. The video of the presentation is now available on the YouTube channel of the research group.Watch the video
The poster “The Phishing Master Anti-Phishing Game" by Heike Dietmann, Tobias Länge, Philipp Matheis, Aleksandra Pawelek, Benjamin Berens, Mattia Mossano, Maxime Veit, Peter Mayer and Melanie Volkamer was accepted for presentation at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2022). The authors will present a publicly available anti-phishing game. In a first study the authors gathered feedback from participants. In general, the response was uniformly positive which makes the antiphishing game a good alternative to estblished anti-phishing materials. ACSAC 2022 will take place in Austin, Texas, from December 5 to 9, 2022.Watch the video