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CERIAS Security Seminar: Users Are Not Stupid: Six Cybersecurity Pitfalls Overturned

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
December 7, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Julie Haney
National Institute of Standards and Technologies

Abstract: Whether you’re implementing security policy or developing products, considering the human element is critical. Yet security professionals often fall victim to misconceptions and pitfalls that undermine users’ ability to reach their full security potential. Grounded in real-world examples and human-centered research, this talk will explore how to recognize and overcome these pitfalls towards improving security through user empowerment.

About: Julie Haney is a computer scientist and lead for the Usable Cybersecurity program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She conducts research about the human element of cybersecurity, including the usability and adoption of security solutions, work practices of security professionals, and people’s perceptions of privacy and security. Previously, Julie spent over 20 years working in the U.S. Department of Defense as a security professional and technical director primarily in the cyber defense mission. She has a PhD and M.S. in Human-Centered Computing from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University Maryland.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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