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 E-Vote-ID (05-07-2024)

The paper "Recommendations for Implementing Independent Individual Verification in Internet Voting" by Florian Moser, Rüdiger Grimm, Tobias Hilt, Michael Kirsten, Christoph Niederbudde, and Melanie Volkamer has been accepted for publication in the GI Proceedings of the Ninth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID 2024). The paper deals with lessons learned and recommendations for the use of independent tools for individual verifiability in online elections. The findings for this come from an accompanying project that took place during the GI Election 2023. E-Vote-ID 2024 will take place from October 02 - 04, 2024 in Tarragona, Spain.

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Melanie Volkamer on human factors in cybersecurity (03-07-2024)

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, Melanie Volkamer will speak on the topic of "The human factor in cybersecurity, impact and benefits of awareness measures" as part of the Baden-Württemberg Security Forum. The event is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and invites interested parties to an anniversary event entitled "25 years of holistic security - retrospective, current challenges, outlook" from 4 pm to 6 pm. After the presentations, there will be a panel discussion in which Melanie Volkamer will be joined by Mirko Ross (Managing Director of Asvin GmbH), Kristina Albers (Head of Corporate Security at the Schwarz Group), Beate Bube (President of the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution) and Jochen Katzmann (Vice President of the Baden-Württemberg State Office of Criminal Investigation) to discuss the topic "And now? Protection the economy in practice!". Registration is required, participation in the event is free of charge.

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Paper accepted at HAISA (02-07-2024)

The paper “Literature Review: Misconceptions about Phishing” by Mattia Mossano and Melanie Volkamer was accepted for presentation at the 18th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2024). The paper presents the results of a systematic literature review of academic publications that analyzed 15 common user misconceptions about phishing. HAISA will take place from July 9 - 11, 2024 in Skövde, Sweden.

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Karen Renaud visits SECUSO (27-06-2024)

Dr. Karen Renaud, Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, will be accompanying the SECUSO research group as a KIT International Fellow from October 15 until November 14, 2024. Dr. Renaud is a recognized expert in the field of Human-Centered Security and has conducted fundamental work to understand people's mental models regarding security in various applications and contexts. As part of her research visit, she will support Raphael Morisco in the "Digital Transformation of Research" (DiTraRe) project. We are looking forward to the collaboration!

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