The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Julie Haney - National Institute of Standards and Technologies

Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Users Are Not Stupid: Six Cybersecurity Pitfalls Overturned

Dec 07, 2022

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Whether you're implementing security policy or developing products, considering the human element is critical. Yet security professionals often fall victim to misconceptions and pitfalls that undermine users' ability to reach their full security potential. Grounded in real-world examples and human-centered research, this talk will explore how to recognize and overcome these pitfalls towards improving security through user empowerment.

About the Speaker

Julie Haney
Julie Haney is a computer scientist and lead for the Usable Cybersecurity program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She conducts research about the human element of cybersecurity, including the usability and adoption of security solutions, work practices of security professionals, and people's perceptions of privacy and security. Previously, Julie spent over 20 years working in the U.S. Department of Defense as a security professional and technical director primarily in the cyber defense mission. She has a PhD and M.S. in Human-Centered Computing from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University Maryland.

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