The 2010 Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST) conference will be held in Ottawa this year, August 17 – 19. I will be giving a half-day tutorial on Usable Security.
The tutorial will consist of two parts: Part 1 covers an overview of Usable Security, presents relevant design principles, highlights areas where Usable Security differs from standard human-computer interaction, and discusses active research areas. Part 2 includes heuristic evaluations, cognitive walk-throughs, and different types of user studies. Discussion of user studies will include defining the experimental protocol and tasks, performing usability and statistical analysis, conducting practical security analysis, and getting ethics approval for the study.
Last week several members of our lab were in Atlanta for CHI 2010. It was a great conference as usual, with nearly 2400 attendees, lots of fun demos, and interesting talks. Elizabeth earned 3rd place in the undergraduate Student Research Competition (Yaaay Elizabeth!). Alain‘s talk and poster presentations went very well too. We made it back to Ottawa safely, glad that our flights were not affected by the volcano.