Security and privacy problems are societal challenges that cannot be solved solely through technology. The increasing security and privacy incidents, including phishing, identity thefts, and attacks on consumer smart devices, highlight the growing need to establish a continuous and in-depth understanding of how human factors play a critical role in these situations.
This course will introduce several security and privacy topics that have a strong human factors component. Students will learn user research methods to effectively study people's security and privacy attitudes, concerns, and practices when they interact with technologies. Below are some of the themes that we will cover throughout this course:
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Academic researchers, policymakers, and designers of technologies often need to conduct user-centered experiments to capture people's attitudes, concerns, expectations, and practices toward their designed tools and policies. Conducting effective, unbiased, and reliable user studies requires in-depth knowledge of empirical research methods and analysis tools. This course serves as an introduction to a wide range of user-centered research study design methods and data analysis techniques that students can use to capture users' perceived and real attitudes and behaviors toward technologies and policies.
Below are some of the topics that are covered in the course:
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