Moritz College’s Program on Data and Governance is hosting a lecture featuring Lorrie Cranor, PhD, former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission and professor of computer science and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Cranor will deliver a talk on “Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy.”
Why are usability studies important for security and privacy? 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? Dr. Cranor will discuss the answers to these and other questions she has been exploring since she started her work as an academic usable security researcher and while she served as chief technologist at the FTC.
Boxed lunches will be served to those who register in advance.