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CS 598 UCP - Usable Cybersecurity & Priv

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Usable Security and Privacy sits at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and traditional Security and Privacy (S&P). Usable S&P research asks questions like: Why aren?t more people taking advantage of this awesome, secure system we?ve implemented? What are people actually concerned about? How can we create technologies that address *their* concerns? And/or how can we get people to be concerned about the S&P problems we think are important (and behave accordingly)? In short ? what needs to happen in order to reduce and/or mitigate real-world S&P risks in practice? The course will assume only a basic prior understanding of S&P and HCI; however, students whose primary research interests are in these areas are especially encouraged to enroll. Please contact the instructor if you have questions regarding the material or concerns about whether your background is suitable for the course. More information about the course is available at

Related Faculty

Usable Cybersecurity & PrivUCP66318L241400 - 1515 W F  1035 Campus Instructional Facility Camille Cobb