User Trust Experience (UTE)

In the research project "User Trust Experience" (UTE), the H-BRS University of Applied Sciences has been commissioned by TÜV TRUST IT in cooperation with Huawei UCD Center to examine influencing factors on users' trust in technical components. The studies relate to smartphone products of project partner HUAWEI, and especially to the permission management system inside the operating system EMUI. The team around Professor Luigi Lo Iacono investigates various technical design aspects that create an increased trust or even a loss of trust in modern technologies among end-users. For this purpose, the researchers will conduct analytical and empirical studies. The goal is to develop concrete improvements for the permission management system of EMUI. It should communicate secure handling of user data in a user-friendly way, to allow greater trust in the technology. The desired research outcome is a collection of general design principles for developing secure and trustworthy technology. The research cooperation combines the expertise of the project partners in the fields of "User-Centered Design", "Usable Security and Privacy" and "IT Security Certification".

Duration: July 2020 - January 2021

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Transparente und selbstbestimmte Ausgestaltung der Datennutzung im Unternehmen (TrUSD)

In the course of digitalization, more and more data is being collected and evaluated in companies. This can optimize business processes, but also has the potential to affect employees' personal rights. The research project TrUSD builds a bridge between the potential of data analysis and the right of employees to privacy by developing so-called Privacy Dashboards. These dashboards provide employees with all the necessary privacy-related information, display it in an understandable way, and offer appropriate settings.

Duration: September 2018 - August 2021

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Usability of Risk-based Implicit Authentication (URIA)

The research project URIA inspects the widely deployed password-based authentication. Nearly everyone knows the difficulty of choosing and, especially, remembering good passwords. Password-secured systems also inhere high security risks due to its fast "crackability". Hence, password-based authentication has weaknesses in terms of usability as well as security. In contrast to that, Risk-based authentication has the potential of improving security without degrading usability.

Duration: April 2018 - August 2021

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Ultra-Large Scale Systems Security (ULS3)

The research project ULS3 elaborates and evaluates security mechanisms for ultra large-scale REST-based systems. The two main goals of ULS3 are: (1) the development of a general REST-Security framework while considering the architectural constraints of REST and (2) user-centric design of REST-Security APIs enabling software developers using security mechanisms in an effective as well as efficient manner.

Duration: April 2017 - March 2020

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Usable Security by Design (USecureD)

The research project USecureD aims at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in facilitating the selection and incoperation of usable security by developing, evaluating and collecting principles, guidelines, patterns and tools for merging usability and security engineering.

Duration: June 2015 - April 2017

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REAL SOA Security

Robust, Effective and Efficient SOA Security

Duration: March 2013 - March 2015

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