Usable Security

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This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with a human-centric focus. We will look at basic principles of human-computer interaction, and apply these insights to the design of secure systems with the goal of developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within a system.


Week 1
-Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction: users, usability, tasks, and cognitive models

Week 2
-Design: design methodology, prototyping, cybersecurity case study

Week 3
-Evaluation: usability studies, A/B testing, quantitative and qualitative evaluation, cybersecurity case study

Week 4
-Strategies for Secure Interaction Design: authority, guidelines for interface design

Week 5
-Usable Authentication: authentication mechanisms, biometrics, two-factor authentication

Week 6
-Usable Privacy: privacy settings, personal data sharing, data inference

Final Exam