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Do we know each other or is it just our devices? A federated context model for describing social activity across devices. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
GIONIS, G., DESRUELLE, H., BLOMME, D., LYLE, J., FAILY, S. and BASSBOUSS, L. 2011. Do we know each other or is it just our devices? A federated context model for describing social activity across devices. Presented at the Federated social web Europe conference, 3-5 June 2011, Berlin, Germany.

The availability of connected devices is rapidly growing. In our everyday life, we already use a multitude of personal devices that are connected to the Internet. The number of shipped smart-phones at the end of 2010 even surpassed the traditional co... Read More about Do we know each other or is it just our devices? A federated context model for describing social activity across devices..

Security goes to ground: on the applicability of security entrepreneurship to grassroot activism. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. 2011. Security goes to ground: on the applicability of security entrepreneurship to grassroot activism. Presented at the Workshop on HCI, politics and the city, part of the 29th Annual CHI conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI 2011), 7-8 May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

Designing security for grassroot movements raises several challenges not particular to the organisations that are catered to by conventional approaches to security design. Drawing on analogies between Social Entrepreneurship and Grassroot Activism, a... Read More about Security goes to ground: on the applicability of security entrepreneurship to grassroot activism..

Two requirements for usable and secure software engineering. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. 2011. Two requirements for usable and secure software engineering. Presented at the 1st Software and usable security aligned for good engineering workshop (SAUSAGE 2011), 5-6 April 2011, Gaithersburg, USA.

Despite the acknowledged need for systems to be both usable and secure, we lack guidance on how developers might build such systems. Based on recent research, we believe evidence exists that blending techniques from Security, Usability, and Software... Read More about Two requirements for usable and secure software engineering..

Security through usability: a user-centered approach for balanced security policy requirements. (2010)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2010. Security through usability: a user-centered approach for balanced security policy requirements. Presented at the 26th Annual computer security applications conference (ACSAC 2010), 6-10 December 2010, Austin, USA.

Security policy authors face a dilemma. On one hand, policies need to respond to a constantly evolving, well reported threat landscape, the consequences of which have heightened the security awareness of senior managers. On the other hand, the impact... Read More about Security through usability: a user-centered approach for balanced security policy requirements..

Security and usability: searching for the philosopher's stone. (2010)
Presentation / Conference
FLÉCHAIS, I. and FAILY, S. 2010. Security and usability: searching for the philosopher's stone. Presented at the Workshop on the development of EuroSOUPS, 24 November 2010, Newcastle, UK. Hosted on CoCoLab.org [online]. Available from: https://www.cocolab.org/soups/eurosoups

This paper describes the unique challenges facing usable security research and design, and introduces three proposals for addressing these. For all intents and purposes security design is currently a craft, where quality is dependent on individuals a... Read More about Security and usability: searching for the philosopher's stone..

Improving secure systems design with security culture. (2010)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2010. Improving secure systems design with security culture. Presented at the Human factors in information security conference (HFIS 2010), 22-24 February 2010, London, UK.

This poster summarises how the concept of security culture can be used to improve systems security and secure systems design. It highlights: the use of personas and user-centred design; environment modeling and understanding a system's context; and t... Read More about Improving secure systems design with security culture..

Context-sensitive requirements and risk analysis. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. 2009. Context-sensitive requirements and risk analysis. Presented at the Doctoral symposium of the 17th IEEE international requirements engineering conference (RE2009), 1 September 2009, Atlanta, USA.

When a system's context of use changes, the security impact may be felt in other contexts. Risks mitigated for one operational context may continue to pose a danger in others due to contextual differences in assets, threats and vulnerabilities. The r... Read More about Context-sensitive requirements and risk analysis..

Context-sensitive requirements and risk management with IRIS. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2009. Context-sensitive requirements and risk management with IRIS. Presented at the 17th IEEE international requirements engineering conference (RE2009), 31 August - 4 September 2009, Atlanta, USA.

Many systems are not designed for their contexts of operation. Subtle changes to context may lead to an increase in severity and likelihood of vulnerabilities and threats. The IRIS framework integrates the notion of context into requirements and risk... Read More about Context-sensitive requirements and risk management with IRIS..

Making the invisible visible: a theory of security culture for secure and usable grids. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2008. Making the invisible visible: a theory of security culture for secure and usable grids. Presented at the 2008 UK e-science all hands meeting (AHM 2008), 8-11 September 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

This presentation addressed the concept of security culture and how it might be applied to grid-based collaborative environments. The presentation outlined some guidelines for fostering a healthy security culture and proposed ideas for future work.

Living with flight dynamics: proposals and possible pitfalls for harmonising flight dynamics systems with EGOS. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
FAILY, S. 2007. Living with flight dynamics: proposals and possible pitfalls for harmonising flight dynamics systems with EGOS. Presented at the 2nd European ground system architecture workshop (ESAW 2007), 12-13 June 2007, Darmstadt, Germany.

This presentation advocates for harmonisation of flight dynamics systems, while addressing the possible challenges that might be encountered. Specifically, the presentation makes four proposals for harmonisation: telemetry monitoring software; low le... Read More about Living with flight dynamics: proposals and possible pitfalls for harmonising flight dynamics systems with EGOS..