Third SHB Workshop

I’m at SHB 2010, the Third Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behavior, at Cambridge University. This is a two-day gathering of computer security researchers, psychologists, behavioral economists, sociologists, philosophers, and others—all of whom are studying the human side of security—organized by Ross Anderson, Alessandro Acquisti, and myself.

Here is the program. The list of attendees contains links to readings from each of them—definitely a good place to browse for more information on this topic.

Here are links to my posts on the first and second SHB workshops. Follow those links to find summaries, papers, and audio recordings of the workshops. I may liveblog this workshop—I did it last year—but I may just pay attention. Ross Anderson has liveblogged the previous two years, and is very likely to do so again. There will also be audio.

EDITED TO ADD (6/28): Ross is liveblogging the workshop here. I’m not; I find I pay better attention when I’m not trying to take coherent and accessible notes.

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 4:02 AM6 Comments


Anna Langley June 28, 2010 5:38 AM

Long conference, running as it does from the 28th to the 129th of June. That’s Cambridge for you!

FOX June 28, 2010 8:50 AM

  1. The human brain: Perry said hackers already infect the human brain, using a process call social engineering.

Oops, wrong thread.

Or is it?

SnallaBolaget June 29, 2010 4:11 AM

Okay, so there are IT people, behavioral economists (??) some sociologists and philosophers.
To look at “the human side of security”. That doesn’t add up at all. Where are the security people? Where is law enforcement and physical security experts? Behavioral ANALYSTS (not ECONOMISTS) should be there, in addition to some random psychologists. I can’t in my wildest imagination see how this sort of “workshop” is in any way helpful for anyone, anywhere.

But, like I’ve also commented on my site, I’m probably wrong, and the IT support guy from BT is probably right.

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