The workshop will explore the possibilities of a user-centered perspective on security. With exceptions, existing research may be criticized for being highly system-centered, focusing on how one may change user behavior to deal with the requirements of security, or on how security aspects can be automated and made invisible to users, only to foster problems as things break down. The workshop will outline a user-centered alternative, and discuss its implications. We will address a possible change in perspective along a number of dimensions, e.g. the span from threat to resource, experience, scale, transparency, participation and democracy. We invite participants to bring forth contributions in this direction.
Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-computer Interaction, 2008