Research Group Security • Usability • Society (SECUSO)
MSc MA Mattia Mossano

MSc MA Mattia Mossano


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curriculum vitae

Mattia Mossano has been working at SECUSO as a research assistant since December 2019. Before KIT, he completed his Master in Cognitive Science at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh. His thesis dealt with the study of general advice against phishing attacks found on various public websites. He also wrote a Master thesis in Philosophy at the University of Genoa, criticizing the use of evolutionary algorithms to generate general AIs.

Research interests

  • Anti-phishing training
  • User awareness material
  • URL readability enhancement
  • Accessible cybersecurity

Research projects


  • SoSe 2020: Praktikum "Security, Usability, and Society"

Scientific Services

Reviewing activities

  • EuroUSEC 2020


Analysis of publicly available anti-phishing webpages: contradicting information, lack of concrete advice and very narrow attack vector.
Mossano, M.; Vaniea, K.; Aldag, L.; Düzgün, R.; Mayer, P.; Volkamer, M.
2020. IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020, (EuroS&PW) - 5th European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC), 7-11, 2020, 130–139, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/EuroS&PW51379.2020.00025
An investigation of phishing awareness and education over time: When and how to best remind users.
Reinheimer, B. M.; Aldag, L.; Mayer, P.; Mossano, M.; Düzgün, R.; Lofthouse, B.; von Landesberger, T.; Volkamer, M.
2020. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, 259–284, USENIX Association