Forum for the exchange of ideas and interdisciplinary cooperation on the subject of user-friendly information security. The Usable Security & Privacy working group deals with approaches and concepts that align security- and privatity-enhancing processes for software and interactive products more closely with the goals and tasks of users and ensure that the functioning of security elements can also be understood by non-experts. When purchasing software and technical products, their security is one of the central selection criteria. However, the everyday use of these products often results in security gaps in the handling of sensitive data, if existing security functions and mechanisms are incorrectly or not at all used by users due to a lack of usability. Interactive systems must therefore be equipped with security elements in both private and business environments that are comprehensible and usable for all user groups.
Investigations: We analyse the field of action Usable Security & Privacy and investigate the needs of different user groups. Design tools: We develop principles, patterns, guidelines and best practices that help in the practical implementation of Usable Security & Privacy. Public Relations: We inform about Usable Security & Privacy in scientific and application-oriented publications, lectures and workshops.