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.

Paper accepted at CHI 2024 (21-02-2024)

The paper "Better Together: The Interplay Between a Phishing Awareness Video and a Link-centric Phishing Support Tool" by Benjamin Berens, Florian Schaub, Mattia Mossano and Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2024), which will take place from May 11 to May 16, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA. The paper describes an online study comparing the effectiveness of the NoPhish video and TORPEDO as well as their combination. The combination of the two shows significantly better results in terms of effectiveness in distinguishing between phishing and legitimate messages.

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CfP for WASP 2024 published (19-02-2024)

Current contributions from the area of accessible security and privacy can be submitted to the 1st Workshop on Accessible Security and Privacy (WASP 2024). Submission deadline will be March 15, 2024. The workshop is co-located with the 9th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2024). All papers will be published by IEEE CS and posted on the IEEE digital libraries. WASP 2024 will take place July 12, 2024 in Vienna, Austria. Mattia Mossano and Maxime Veit support the conference as members of the program commitee.

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Guest talk of Prof. Florian Schaub (16-02-2024)

Next Thursday, February 29, 2024, we welcome Prof. Florian Schaub from Michigan University for a guest lecture in the SECUSO Research Seminar. Prof. Schaub will talk about "Human-centric Privacy Design and Engineering". Based on the his research, Prof. Schaub will discuss in his talk how and why privacy controls are often misaligned with user needs, how public policy aimed at protecting privacy often falls short, and how a human-centric approach to privacy design and engineering can yield usable and useful privacy protections that more effectively meet users' needs and might also benefit companies. The talk will be held in English and in a hybrid setting. Guests are, as always, very welcome!

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CfP for EuroUSEC 2024 published (14-02-2024)

Current contributions from the area of usable security can be submitted to the European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) 2024. Contributions have to be registered until May 27, 2024. Submission deadline is May, 31, 2024. As in previous years, EuroUSEC will be an independent event without affiliation to any conference. Accepted contributions will be published as part of the International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) by ACM. EuroUSEC 2024 will take place September 30 and October 1, 2024 in Karlstad, Sweden. Anne Hennig supports the conference as member of the program commitee.

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