The term user-centered security was  introduced in 1996 by Mary E. Zurko and Richard T. Simon (Zurko and Simon, 1996). Motivated by the insight that users won’t purchase or use security products they cannot understand, Zurko and Simon propose to consider usability as the primary goal in developing security models, mechanisms, systems and software, i.e., to lay the focus on the user and adjust a security product to his needs, knowledge and capabilities.

Our current research interest/focus:

  • Authentication, Identification
  • IT-Security products and services, secure communication
  • IT-Security Management
  • Cloud Computing Security, Security Management as a Service
  • Trust