Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Understanding Users' (In)secure Behavior

Start: Tuesday, March 01, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, March 01, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Location: 319 McGregory Hall

Sonia Chiasson, Canada Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security at Carleton University in Ottawa will give a remote presentation about her research for this department tea.

Abstract: There is a prevailing belief that users are the weakest link the security chain. I will discuss how this perspective is inherently counterproductive to achieving increased cyber security and explore alternatives with a higher chance of improving security. Why do users behave insecurely even though most will readily state that security and privacy are important to them? This talk will cover some of our most recent research exploring reasons why users' actions do not necessarily reflect their desire for security. I will discuss our work using eye-tracking to determine how users make phishing determinations, and how we can persuade users to behave more securely through improving their mental models of passwords and by making adjustments to the system configurations.