Crypto Wars 2.0

Today we unveil a major report on whether law enforcement and intelligence agencies should have exceptional access to cryptographic keys and to our computer and communications data generally. David Cameron has called for this, as have US law enforcement leaders such as FBI Director James Comey. This policy repeats a mistake of the 1990s. The … Continue reading Crypto Wars 2.0

Security and Human Behaviour 2014

I’m liveblogging the Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour which is being held here in Cambridge. The participants’ papers are here and the programme is here. For background, see the liveblogs for SHB 2008-13 which are linked here and here. Blog posts summarising the talks at the workshop sessions will appear as followups below, and … Continue reading Security and Human Behaviour 2014

Security and Human Behaviour 2013

I’m liveblogging the Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour which is being held at USC in Los Angeles. The participants’ papers are here; for background, see the liveblogs for SHB 2008-12 which are linked here and here. Blog posts summarising the talks at the workshop sessions will appear as followups below. (Added: there is another … Continue reading Security and Human Behaviour 2013

Security and Human Behaviour 2009

I’m at SHB 2009, which brings security engineers together with psychologists, behavioral economists and others interested in deception, fraud, fearmongering, risk perception and how we make security systems more usable. Here is the agenda. This workshop was first held last year, and most of us who attended reckoned it was the most exciting event we’d … Continue reading Security and Human Behaviour 2009