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.

Save the date: Athene Distinguished Lecture on E-Voting (06-06-2023)

Free, secret, universal and equal elections are the core element of democracies. In many cases the default voting channel is the paper one. However, due to the pandemic, more and more election management boards considered using remote electronic voting systems and several decided to actually offer an electronic voting channel. On November 28, 2023 Melanie Volkamer will discuss risks of black box voting systems as well as challenges of end-to-end verifiable voting schemes in the Athene Distinguished Lectures Series. The focus will be voter behaviour related challenges and how these challenges can be addressed when taking a human centred approach.

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Reminder: Submit to E-Vote ID 2023 (01-06-2023)

Remember to submit your recent contributions in the area of electronic voting to E-Vote-ID 2023. Submission of papers for tracks 1 and 2 at this year's Internation Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID) is already closed. But contributions can still be submitted to track 3 "Election and Practical Experiences", as well as the PhD colloquium until July 10, 2023. Submissions for the "Poster and Demo Session" are due September 15, 2023. Accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings. E-Vote-ID 2023 will take place from October 3 to 6, 2023, in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

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Further DuD article "Redirect URLs in e-mails" published (30-05-2023)

The article "Redirect URLs in e-mails" by Dirk Müllmann, Maxime Veit, and Melanie Volkamer, was also published in the current issue of "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit" (DuD). For better protection against phishing attacks, links in e-mails can be replaced by "redirect URLs" which, when clicked by the recipient, are checked by a service to see if they point to a known phishing site before the web page is accessed. The paper examines the practical and theoretical, technical and legal implications of such a service.

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Reminder: Submit to EuroUSEC 2023 (26-05-2023)

Remember to submit your recent contributions in the area of usable security to EuroUSEC 2023. Submission of papers for this year's European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) is now open. Contributions for the Research Track - mature work that has been completed - and the Vision Track - work in progress or concrete ideas for work that has yet to begin - must be registered by June 5, 2023. Papers have to be submitted by June 9, 2023. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Proceedings. EuroUSEC 2023 will take place on October 16 and 17, 2023, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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