Usable Security

In security technology development the primary interest is on the technical defence against attacks. So far, human and social aspects ranked only second or were not taken into consideration at all, although these aspects have a significant impact on the acceptance and the proper usage. Many theoretically well research security mechanisms are not used or only used by experts because of complicated and on first glance incomprehensible handling. Because of that provider have to take the handling and comprehensibility of critical security and data systems into account at an early stage of the software development process. ATHENE-Scientists are working - in interdisciplinary teams - on a suitable compromise between security and data privacy on one side and handling and understanding on the other side.

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of CYSEC - profile area for IT-Security at Technische Universität Darmstadt

of Fraunhofer IGD

of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences