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.

Talk as part of PrivacyCon 2021 (26-07-2021)

On Friday, 27th July 2021, the US Federal Trade Commission will host its sixth annual PrivacyCon. PrivacyCon 2021 will bring together representatives from academia, industry, consumer advocates, and government regulators to discuss current trends in consumer privacy and data security. As part of PrivacyCon 2021, SECUSO will present research results stemming from a study on individuals' awareness, perception, and reactions to data breaches that affected them. A paper on these results was also accepted for publication at the USENIX Security Symposium 2021.

PrivacyCon website with agenda
Third project meeting in the BMBF project INSPECTION (23-07-2021)

On Friday, 23.07.2021, all partners and interested persons met for a third project meeting in the INSPECTION project. The results of telephone interviews with businesses as well as the first results from forensic analyses of logfiles were presented. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project partners are MindUp Web & Intelligence GmbH and BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. Dr. Peter Mayer and Anne Hennig, M.A., represent the SECUSO research group in the project.

More infos on the project
Paper accepted at MuC 2021 (19-07-2021)

Our paper "Evaluation der interaktiven NoPhish Präsenzschulung" from Benjamin Berens, Lukas Aldag, and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at the Mensch und Computer (MuC 2021) workshop.
The paper investigates the long-term effectiveness of our anti-phishing workshop "NoPhish" and extends previous research results. MuC will take place as a hybrid event between the 5. and 8. of September, both virtual and at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt.

More information on MuC 2021
Video now online available (16-07-2021)

The video of Melanie Volkamer’s talk on “Usable Verifiable Electronic Voting” held at the sixth edition of the International Cyber Security Summer School (ICSSS 2021) is now available online.

Watch the video