August 19, 2016
6th Int. Workshop on SocioTechnical Aspects of Security and Trust (STAST2016) Colocated with 32nd Annual Computer Security Application Conference Los Angeles, USA
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Successful attacks on information systems often combine social engineering practices with technical skills, exploiting technical vulnerabilities, insecure user behavior, poorly designed user interfaces, and unclear or unrealistic security policies. To improve security, technology must adapt to the users, because research in social sciences and usable security has demonstrated that insecure behavior can be justified from cognitive, emotional, and social perspectives. However, also adherence to reasonable security policies and corresponding behavioral changes should augment and support technical security.
Finding the right balance between the technical and the social security measures remains largely unexplored, which motivates the need for this workshop. Currently, different security communities (theoretical security, systems security, usable security, and security management) rarely work together. There is no established holistic research in security, and the respective communities tend to offload on each other parts of problems that they consider to be out of scope, an attitude that results in deficient or unsuitable security solutions.
The workshop intends to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences on how to design systems that are secure in the real world where they interact with nonexpert users. It aims at bringing together experts in various areas of computer security and in social and behavioral sciences.
Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
Blocki, Jeremiah (Purdue University), Coventry, Lynne (Northumbria University) Jakobsson, Markus (Agari) Jenkinson, Graeme (Univ. of Cambridge) Kowalski, Stewart (Stockholm Univ.) Mannan, Mohammad (Concordia Univ.) Montoya, Lorena (Univ. of Twente) Oliveira, Daniela (Univ. of Florida) Parkin, Simon (Univ. College London) Petrocchi, Marinella (Inst. of Inf. and TelematicsCNR), Probst, Christian W. (DTU), Radomirovic, Sasa (ETH Zurich) Renaud, Karen (Univ. of Glasgow) Ryan, Peter (Univ. Luxembourg) Stobert, Elizabeth (Carleton University), Weippl, Edgar (SBA Research) Yan, Jeff (Lancaster Univ.) Yu, Ilsun (Soonchunhyang Univ.) Zurko, Mary Ellen (Cisco Systems)