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 and K-CIST.

Update of the NoPhish reference users (05-08-2020)

The number of reference users of our NoPhish materials continues to grow. We now know of
31 organisationsthat use our materials. We are particularly pleased that other
universities and applied universities have recently joined the list
(Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Hochschule Koblenz, Universität Würzburg, Technische
Universität Braunschweig, Hochschule Konstanz, Fernuniversität Hagen, Hochschule Worms,
Universität Bamberg, Universität Mannheim).

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Article accepted for publication in the journal "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit" (28-07-2020)

The article "Erstellung von effektiven Sensibilisierungsmaterialien zur Passwortsicherheit" by Peter Mayer, Fabian Ballreich, Reyhan Düzgün, Christian Schwartz, and Melanie Volkamer was accepted for publication in the journal "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit" and is now available online.

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Paper accepted at the WAY 2020 Workshop (27-07-2020)

The paper “Towards Secure and Usable Authentication for Augmented and Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Displays” by Reyhan Düzgün, Peter Mayer, Sanchari Das and Melanie Volkamer was accepted at the Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication (WAY) 2020 workshop. The paper presents the use of the ZeTA authentication protocol by Andreas Gutmann et al. with AR and VR glasses. The workshop will be held online on 7th August 2020, alongside the SOUPS conference.

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Article "Phishing campaign and its pitfalls" cited several times (08-07-2020)

The KIT press release was picked up by numerous media channels. These include BNN, IDW-Online, Innovations Report, Bochumer Zeitung,, Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation, Infopoint-Security and Deutschlandfunk Nova.

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