Usable Security


This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with a human-centric focus. We will look at basic principles of human-computer interaction, and apply these insights to the design of secure systems with the goal of developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within a system.

What you will learn

Week 1

Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction: users, usability, tasks, and cognitive models

Week 2

Design: design methodology, prototyping, cybersecurity case study

Week 3

Evaluation: usability studies, A/B testing, quantitative and qualitative evaluation, cybersecurity case study

Week 4

Strategies for Secure Interaction Design: authority, guidelines for interface design

What’s included