10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security (STAST)
Event submitted on Thursday, August 13th 2020, approved by Content Team ✓
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Conference Event Summary
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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 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.