Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy - IEEE SecDev 2016

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Why are usability studies important for security and privacy? How can usable security researchers put study participants in realistic risky situations without actually putting them at risk? Why might it be counterproductive to mandate frequent password changes? How are identity thieves able to hijack mobile phone accounts?

In this recording from the 2016 IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev), Lorrie Cranor discusses the answers to these and other questions she has been exploring as both a usable security researcher and the Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission.

Why are usability studies important for security and privacy? How can usable security researchers put study participants in realistic risky situations without actually putting them at risk? Why might it be counterproductive to mandate frequent password changes? How are identity thieves able to hijack mobile phone accounts?

In this recording from the 2016 IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev), Lorrie Cranor discusses the answers to these and other questions she has been exploring as both a usable security researcher and the Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission.

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