Seminars in Computing and Software
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Date: 2017-09-21 Time: 10:00:00 Room: ITB 225
With the advancement in technology in the automotive sector, there is an increase in the need of safety assurance of road vehicles. ISO 26262 is a safety critical standard intended to be applied to safety-related E/E systems in series passenger cars. The standard also addresses the possible hazards caused by the failure of these systems and uses a risk-based approach to ensure functional safety of the systems. It is inefficient to go through the entire standard during the product design and development phases to check if the product is in compliance with the standard. Therefore, we present an idea of using conceptual modeling to help verify the E/E systems with ISO 26262.
Contact(s): Tom Maibaum
PhD, Canada Research Chair in User Centric Cybersecurity; Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carleton University
Date: 2017-10-02 Time: 13:00:00 Room: ABB 136
Abstract: There is a prevailing belief that users are the weakest link the security chain. I will discuss how this perspective is inherently counterproductive to achieving increased cyber security and explore alternatives with a higher chance of improving security. Why do users behave insecurely even though most will readily state that security and privacy are important to them? This talk will cover some of our research exploring reasons why users' actions do not necessarily reflect their desire for security. I will discuss our work using eye-tracking to determine how users make phishing determinations, and how we can persuade users to behave more securely through improving their mental models of passwords and by making adjustments to the system configurations.
Contact(s): Fei Chiang