Human Factors in Cybersecurity

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Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Every year


This course is designed to push you to think about cybersecurity as an idea with dimensions in both the physical and virtual worlds. Throughout the course, we will examine the value of information, the importance of users, and the difficult balance between security and usability. The ultimate goal of this course is to give you the intellectual and scientific framework you need to create systems that are both secure and efficient to use. The course focuses on usable security practices, but also looks deeply at the way our society influences security. Throughout the course, you will also learn about utilizing evaluation methods that are scientifically rigorous and informative. The course is divided into three parts: attackers, users, and defenses. Each part examines the motivations, goals, and strategies of a particular constituency.

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