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Short Bio

Katharina is currently tenure-track faculty member at CISPA and head of the Usable Security Group, Empirical and Behavioral Security Research Area.

Before that, she was senior researcher at SBA Research. She completed her PhD in November 2016 with distinction. She also received a master’s degree in Media Informatics from TU Wien in 2012.

CV: Last four stations

2018 - now
Faculty (tenure track), CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbrucken, Germany
2013 - 2018
Researcher, SBA Research, Vienna, Austria; research and project management in information security
09/2015 - 10/2015
Research Intern, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; supervisor: Thorsten Holz, usable authentication
2014 - 2019
Lecturer, FH Campus Vienna University of Applied Sciences; information and network forensics

Publications by Katharina Krombholz

Year 2021

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USENIX-Security
Proceedings of the 30th Usenix Security SymposiumUsenix Security 2021

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CHI
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing SystemsCHI 2021

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CHI
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI '21 Extended Abstracts)alt.chi 2021

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CHI
Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing SystemsCHI 2021

Year 2020

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EuroUSEC
EuroUSEC2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW)

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EuroUSEC
EuroUSEC2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW)

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UNSPECIFIED
Workshop on The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security CVCOPS at European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV-W)Workshop on The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security CVCOPS at European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV-W)

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SOUPS
Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2020

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SOUPS
Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2020

Teaching by Katharina Krombholz

Summer 2020

Advanced Lecture: Usable Security

In this lecture, you will learn about human-centric aspects of IT security. Besides research and design methods, you will learn about hot topics in usable security such as authentication, encryption and privacy.

Winter 2019/20

Seminar: Designing Usable Security

The goal of this seminar is to understand usable security challenges based on user studies from scientific literature, identify the design space based on these studies and propose potential design approaches for user-friendly security and privacy technology.

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