Data Points: Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security

April 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon, presented a lecture on “Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy.”

Covering her research at Carnegie Mellon and as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Dr. Cranor addressed pressing research questions for strengthening digital security and privacy practices. Such as how can researchers put study participants in realistic risky situations without actually putting them at risk? Why might it be counterproductive to mandate frequent password changes? And how are identity thieves able to hijack mobile phone accounts?