August 10, 2006

Usable Security (USEC'07)

Rachna writes: I am organizing a workshop on usable security that will be held in conjunction with Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'07). I encourage people on this list to submit their work and/or to attend the workshop!



Usable Security (USEC'07)

February 15-16, 2007
Lowlands, Scarborough, Trinidad/Tobago

A workshop co-located with
The Eleventh Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'07)

Submissions Due Date: November 5, 2006, 11:59pm, PST

Some of the most challenging problems in designing and maintaining secure systems involve human factors. A great deal remains to be understood about users' capabilities and motivations to perform security tasks. Usability problems have been at the root of many widely reported security failures in high-stakes financial, commercial and voting applications.

USEC'07 seeks submissions of novel research from academia and industry on all theoretical and practical aspects of usable security in the context of finance and commerce. The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners, allowing experts in human-computer interaction, cryptography, data security and public policy to explore emerging problems and solutions.

(Editorial comment -- it is good to see the arisal of more polymath conferences, which is where much of the work will be done in risks and security in the future.)

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