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Papers/Notes: Privacy Behaviors

Monday, April 12
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Using Reinforcement to Strengthen Users' Secure Behaviors
Ricardo Villamarin Salomon, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jose Brustoloni, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Introduces Security-Reinforcing Applications (SRAs) and Vicarious Security Reinforcement (VSR), two techniques to improve users' security decisions. User studies show that SRAs are effective and that VSR accelerates learning SRA's benefits

Who Falls for Phish? A Demographic Analysis of Phishing Susceptibility and Effectiveness of Interventions
Steve Sheng, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mandy Holbrook, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology , India
Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Julie Downs, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Online survey to study the relationship between demographics and phishing susceptibility, and the effectiveness of several anti-phishing educational materials. Identifies vulnerable groups and finds education reduces susceptibility significantly.

 The True Cost of Unusable Password Policies: Password Use in the Wild
Philip Inglesant, University College London, UK
M. Angela Sasse, University College London, UK

Current password policies are unusable. They antagonise users, reduce their productivity, and trigger coping strategies that undermine security. Organisations need to devise more flexible approaches appropriate to the real threats.

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