Usable Privacy and Security

The importance of security and privacy is widely acknowledged by both experts and users alike, but there is a challenge in convincing users to properly use the security tools at their disposal. Creating usable privacy protocols combines the technical application of privacy with the understanding of human behavior to develop user-friendly security systems that will actually be utilized and provide the best possible protection.

Here is some of SoIC’s current research in usable privacy and security:

L. Jean Camp's … what does she do in this area?

Apu Kapadia is interested in topics related to computer security and privacy. He is particularly interested in accountable anonymity; pervasive, mobile, and wearable computing; human factors; crowdsourcing; and peer-to-peer networks.