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From Password Requirements to IoT Cybersecurity Labels: Informing Public Policy with Research

Lorrie Faith Cranor, CMU
Monday, March 04, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lorrie Faith Cranor, CMU
Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

Snacks will be served at 3:45 PM.

An increasing number of security and privacy researchers are conducting research with the intention of informing public policy discussions. I will talk about how I got interested in public policy and discuss a wide range of research projects I've worked on over the past 25 years that had some impact on public policy discussions including research on the usability of privacy tools, the cost of reading privacy policies, various types of privacy labels, password policy, and the California privacy choice icon.

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the Privacy Engineering master's program. In 2016 she served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. She co-founded Wombat Security Technologies. She is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS and a member of the ACM CHI Academy.

Dr. Cranor will be giving her lecture from North Carolina State University. As she is a TCSDLS speaker, we will be providing direct access to her talk via Zoom broadcast in LSRC D106 at Duke.

The computer science departments at Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined forces to create the Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series. The lecture series began in the 1995-1996 academic year, and is made possible by grants from the U.S. Army Research Office, rotated among the departments.

Contact: Mike Reiter