[PET] C4P: STAST 2016 - 6th Int. Work. on Socio-Technical Security and Trust

Gabriele LENZINI Gabriele.Lenzini at uni.lu
Thu Aug 18 15:19:48 BST 2016

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*                       6th Int. Workshop on
*      Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust
*                             (STAST2016) 
*            http://www.stast2016.uni.lu   					
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*                    Co-located with
*                          32nd Annual 
*   Computer Security Application Conference
*                     Los Angeles, USA 	
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Submission: 23 September 2016
Notification: 21 October 2016
Camera Ready: [after the workshop]
Workshop: December 5, 2016        

We accept
(1) full papers; 
(2) position papers; 
(3) case studies 

For more details, please visit our web page: 

Successful attacks on information systems often combine social engineering
practices with technical skills, exploiting technical vulnerabilities, insecure
user behavior, poorly designed user interfaces, and unclear or unrealistic
security policies. To improve security, technology must adapt to the users,
because research in social sciences and usable security has demonstrated that
insecure behavior can be justified from cognitive, emotional, and social
perspectives.  However, also adherence to reasonable security policies and
corresponding behavioral changes should augment and support technical security.

Finding the right balance between the technical and the social security
measures remains largely unexplored, which motivates the need for this
workshop.  Currently, different security communities (theoretical security,
systems security, usable security, and security management) rarely work
together.  There is no established holistic research in security, and the
respective communities tend to offload on each other parts of problems that
they consider to be out of scope, an attitude that results in deficient or
unsuitable security solutions.

The workshop intends to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences on how
to design systems that are secure in the real world where they interact with
non-expert users. It aims at bringing together experts in various areas of
computer security and in social and behavioral sciences.

Matt Bishop (Univ. California Davis)

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

* Requirements for socio-technical systems
* Feasibility of  policies from the socio-technical perspective
* Threat models that combine technical and human-centred strategies
* Technical and social factors that influence decision making in security and privacy
* Balance between technical measures and social strategies in ensuring security and privacy
* Studies of real-world security incidents from the socio-technical perspective
* Social and technical factors that influence changes in security policies and processes
* Lessons learned from holistic design and deployment of security mechanisms and policies
* Models of user behaviour and user interactions with technology
* Perceptions of security, risk and trust and their influence on human behaviour
* Social engineering, persuasion, and other deception techniques
* Root cause analysis and analysis of incidents for socio-technical security incidents
* Strategies, methodology and guidelines for socio-technical and cyber-security intelligence analysis
* Nudging to improve security
* User experience with security technologies

Blocki, Jeremiah (Purdue University), Coventry, Lynne (Northumbria University) Jakobsson, Markus (Agari) Jenkinson, Graeme (Univ. of Cambridge) Kowalski, Stewart (Stockholm Univ.) Mannan, Mohammad (Concordia Univ.) Montoya, Lorena (Univ. of Twente) Oliveira, Daniela (Univ. of Florida) Parkin, Simon (Univ. College London) Petrocchi, Marinella (Inst. of Inf. and Telematics-CNR), Probst, Christian W. (DTU), Radomirovic, Sasa (ETH Zurich) Renaud, Karen (Univ. of Glasgow) Ryan, Peter (Univ. Luxembourg) Stobert, Elizabeth (Carleton University), Weippl, Edgar (SBA Research) Yan, Jeff (Lancaster Univ.) Yu, Ilsun (Soonchunhyang Univ.) Zurko, Mary Ellen (Cisco Systems)

** Programme Chairs
Benenson, Zinaida (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg ) 
Gates, Carrie (Independent Contractor)

** Workshop Organizers
Bella, Giampaolo (Univ. of Catania)
Lenzini, Gabriele (Univ. of Luxembourg)

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