The interaction with IT security and privacy mechanisms is often highly non-transparent and cumbersome to end users. This might lead to poor security decisions of the user, which can significantly decrease the security of IT systems (e.g. forcing very strong passwords leads users to write down these passwords, etc.) and the own privacy protection. Increasing the ease of use of security mechanisms and interactions with security systems is a major challenge towards adopting IT security solutions, which help making our society more secure. However, the situation can only be improved by interdisciplinary approaches (including security and usability experts, social scientists, psychologists, and lawyers).

The goal of this workshop is to identify concret research questions and next steps in the context of usable security and privacy as well as bringing people from different areas (research, industry, policy makers) and different disciplines (security and usability, software engineering, social and legal sciences, and psychology) together.

March 11: Pictures of the workshop are online on the picture-page.
March 11: The slides of most talks are available as pdf-files: Angela Sasse - Re-engineering security thinking (1.3MB), Thorsten Strufe - User-friendly privacy controls for Online Social Networks (4.4MB), Heather Lipford - Personal Privacy Management (0.7MB), Andrew Clark - Can I trust my television? The rise of untrusted appliances (1.3MB)
March 7: The registration period for postal mail or fax is ended. From now on, one still can register, but only handing in the registration form via e-mail and having to pay cash directly at the workshop.
March 1: The registration deadline is extended to March 7.
Feb 25: The program is "nearly" complete. Maybe some changes to the order of the speakers or the time line are made, but this will be all.
Jan 20: The program has changed a bit. Pages for speakers and panelists are now online.
Jan 12: Some information about the speakers has been added to the program.
Dec 23: The site is online. More information will follow soon.