Research Group Security • Usability • Society (SECUSO)

Research Group Security • Usability • Society (SECUSO)

The research group SECUSO

The research group SECUSO 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.

New Team members (13-01-2021)

We welcome our new team members Andrea Bernhardt, Anne Hennig and Heike Dietmann. They joined the SECUSO Team as Research Assistants on January 1, 2021.
After her studies in computer sciences at the FSU Jena Andrea Bernhardt is now working in the field of Explainable AI at KASTEL. Anne Hennig studied science communication at KIT and is now supporting the INSPECTION project. Heike Dietmann will be responsible for the project Digilog. She studied Mathematics at LMU Munich.

SECUSO particiaptes at the CAST workshop "Security Awareness and Usable Security" (11-01-2021)

The first CAST workshop for the year 2021 will take place on January 14th. The workshop that was canceled due to the pandemic in April 2020 was rescheduled and will be held online on January 14th. In addition to SECUSO/KASTEL@KIT, speakers from the following organizations are invited: Fraunhofer IESE, DHBW Stuttgart, Ruhr University Bochum. Our cooperation partner Dr. Ghiglieri from SICHER3 will also give a presentation. SECUSO's talk is entitled "Effective measures to increase IT security awareness". CAST is the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology in Darmstadt.

Program (German only)
Paper published in the magazine for data protection (11-01-2021)

The article "Employees' obligation to report IT security and data protection incidents" was published in the first edition of 'Zeitschrift für Datenschutz' in 2021 (ZD 2021, 8). The article is the result of a cooperation with Dirk Müllmann as part of KASTEL. Follow-up work is already planned on how to communicate with employees about incident reporting.

Go to the article (with access to Beck-Online)
SECUSO 2020 review (18-12-2020)

We have put together the highlights of 2020. We would like to thank all collaborators for 2020 and we look forward to exciting research and teaching in 2021.

Goto review