Ethics, fairness, mysteries, and the beach!

Although this blog has been quiet in recently months, it’s certainly been a busy few months on the research front.

In early July, I presented work carried out in collaboration with John McAlaney and Claudia Iacob on ethical dilemmas and dimensions in penetration testing at HAISA.  We’re still engaging with a number of CREST companies as part of this work, and we hope to have more results to share on some personas and case study material which have arisen from this research soon.

While at HAISA, I also presented work carried out by Neil McDonald, Marcella Favale, Christos Gatzidis, and myself as part of our BU funded MADRIGAL (MAking sense of DRIGAme eveLopment) project.  The work describes the different perspectives that different stakeholders associated with DRM — game users, game developers, game distributors, and lawyers — take when it comes to DRM.  Again, we’re hard at work carrying out follow-on work based on this paper, and hope to have something to share soon.  The outlet for this work may be the law rather than computing literature, so do look out for footnotes 🙂

This week, I’m attending British HCI 2015, where I’ve been presenting Antonios’ Vallindras‘ work on the mystery of security design at the Interactions Gallery.

Me and my video at British HCI 2015

I’m not the only BU person here though, as Nan Jiang is also here to present his work on gesture-based CAPTCHA design for mobile devices , and Sarah Hodge is taking part in the doctoral networking event.  Suffice to say, we’re all busy capturing insights and lessons learned to take away for British HCI 2016 where — after almost a one year break — BU will be bringing the conference back to the seaside.  If you’re at the conference, you’ll hear more about our conference plan and themes at this year’s conference close on Friday.

There is much more to report as well re: ongoing work, more paper acceptances, and our exciting new Cybersecurity research group at BU, but you’ll hear about all of this soon.


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