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Research interests

I research "End-user Viable Information Security & Privacy Solutions". Thereby, independently of whether the end-user of a security solution is a lay-person, an admin, or a developer, the focus always lies on making security & privacy solutions viable for the target audience, i.e., taking into consideration their specific needs and skill sets.
In addition to my position at SDU, I am the coordinator and co-speaker of the “Human and Societal Factors” research group in the Helmholtz Association-funded subtopic “Engineering Secure Systems” at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

External positions

KASTEL Security Research Labs Fellow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Research areas

  • Data Security
  • Information Security
  • Usable Security
  • Human Factors
  • Security Awareness
  • Authentication
  • Password Managers
  • Security Notifications
  • E-Mail Security
  • Security by design
  • Security Updates
  • Privacy
  • Cybersecurity


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