Usability in Privacy and Security with Kompetenzzentrum Usability

Online event - Women Techmakers Hamburg
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 6:30 PM (CET)

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About this event

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People are often seen as the weakest link in Information Security.
This evening we will touch two topics associated with protecting data: Information Technology Security which is basically protecting the illegal use of data and Data Protection which is regulating the legal use of data.

Both sides often have been and still are designed without the user in mind.

One the one hand side we sometimes have security certified processes which are not lived by people working with theses processes (e.g. password protected but the user writes the password on a piece of paper). On the other side for example we have privacy policies which nobody reads or understands in terms of their consequences.

So how can we improve improve security and privacy for the user?

Join us on November 19th at 6:30 pm for a discussion with information security experts.

We are offering this event in cooperation with the Usability Competence Center Germany. It supports small and medium-sized companies in designing digital technologies in such a way that they can be used easily and experienced positively, funded by the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy (BMWi) More infos:

👩 Speakers:

▶ Ame Elliot (Design Director Simply Secure, @ameellio)

Ame Elliott joined Simply Secure after eight years at IDEO San Francisco, where she led the discipline of Design Research and delivered human-centered tech strategy projects for clients such as Acer, Ericsson, and Samsung. Prior to IDEO, she was a research scientist at Xerox PARC, and at Ricoh Innovations. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley for her work creating hybrid physical-digital interactions to support the architectural design process.

Ame holds eight patents and is the author of numerous publications including a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology. Her design work has been included in the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and recognized with awards from the AIGA, IDSA/IDEA, the Edison Awards, and the Webby Awards.

▶ Timo Jakobi (Kompetenzzentrum Usability, Privacy Researcher)
Timo is consulting for Usable Privacy and PostDoc at Einstein Center Digital Future and University of Siegen.
Timo earned a Ph.D. from the University of Siegen for his work on incorporating usable privacy into connected devices.

▶ Karoline Busse (Usable Security and Privacy Researcher)
Karoline Busse studied computer science and is now doing her PhD in the Usable Security and Privacy Research Group (USECAP) Bonn. Karoline is also a lecturer for data protection and data security at the Lower Saxony Study Institute for Municipal Administration e.V. and has been a member of the digitalRat.niedersachsen, an advisory committee of the state government for the design of digital change.

▶ Yasemin Acar (Usable Security and Privacy Researcher)
▶ Miriam Göllner (Cyber Security Engineer, Airbus)
Miriam has a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Management focusing on Cyber Security. She has worked in the public sector developing a Cyber Security solution for the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) in Berlin and is now working as a Cyber Security Engineer for Airbus CyberSecurity.

⏰ Agenda:

Virtual drinks and mingling (please bring your own drinks!)

Keynote Designing for Information Security (Ame Elliot)

Panel Discussion (with Ame, Karoline, Yasemin and Miriam moderated by Timo)

Q&A and virtual networking

End of the session!


Thursday, Nov 19
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CET)


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