Welcome to the User-Centered Security Research Group, a joint working group of the h_da/Faculty of Computer Science and the Institute of Computer Science/WG Identity Management at FU Berlin.

We investigate how to designbuild and evaluate usable and secure interactive/collaborative software and IT-systems that people will trust based on established/novel IT-Security and/or HCI principles and mechanisms. See projects to find out more.

In addition, we support the CTF-Team at our faculty.

We are affiliated with the IT-Security devision at h_da/CS Faculty, the z.a.i, and the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP).


CASED Distinguished Lectures Series – Summer 2014

The next season of the CASED Distinguished Lectures Series (DLS) is settled.

Where and when: On selected Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in room C110 (Piloty-Building S2|02, TU Darmstadt).

Organization: Prof. Michael Waidner, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
Each lecture is followed by an informal get-together with snacks in the Athene Bistro.


24.04.2014 Fred Schneider, Cornell University, USA
Title: “Toward a Science of Security”
Please note: this lecture takes place in room C205!

11.06.2014 Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University, USA
Title: “Big Data, Big Security, Bigger Challenges and Opportunities”
Please note: this lecture takes place on a Wednesday!

26.06.2014 Adrian Perrig, ETH Zürich, Schweiz
Title: “SCION: Scalability, Control and Isolation On Next-Generation Network”

Use this opportunity to discuss current research topics with leading scientists! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

For further information please visit: http://www.cased.de/news/dlectures/dlectures.html

UCS Site goes online

We are happy to announce, that our brand new home on the Web is finally online. There are still a number of placeholders and missing/incomplete information. Well, things will evolve over time …