Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB 2008)

Boston, MA June 30 - July 1, 2008

Security is both a feeling and a reality, and they're different. There are several different research communities: technologists who study security systems, and psychologists who study people, not to mention economists, anthropologists and others. Increasingly these worlds are colliding.

The dialogue between researchers in security and in psychology is rapidly widening, bringing in more and more disciplines—from security usability engineering, protocol design, privacy, and policy on the one hand, and from social psychology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral economics on the other.

The Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behavior will seek to draw together people working on all sides of this exciting new multidisciplinary field. It will be held in Boston from June 30 and July 1, 2008, just after the Workshop on Economics and Information Security. Registration for this new workshop is now closed; hotel accommodation for participants is here.

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The workshop is sponsored by BT, Google, Microsoft, PGP, Carnegie-Mellon University, MIT and the University of Cambridge.

There's a liveblog with one-paragraph summaries of the talks, plus links to audio recordings, here.