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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 2020

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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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Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2020

Year 2019

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USEC
Workshop on Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) 2019

Year 2018

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CCS
The 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'18)25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Year 2017

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USENIX-Security
26th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 2017)

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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