30 april 2021
11th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in SecuriTy. Affiliated with the 26th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2021. STAST 2021 will be held as a virtual event on October 07 or 08, 2021.
Successful attacks on information systems often exploit not only IT systems and networks, but also the human element in the system. It is critical to limit technical vulnerabilities and insecure user behavior, but also poorly designed user interfaces, and unclear or unrealistic security policies. To improve the security of systems, technology and policies must consider the characteristics of the users, where research in social sciences and usable security has demonstrated that insecure behavior can be justified from cognitive, emotional, and social perspectives. When there is a good 'fit' of technology to users, workable security policies and targeted behavioral support can augment technical security.
Finding the right balance between technical and social security measures remains largely unexplored, which motivates the need for the STAST workshop. Currently, different security communities (theoretical security, systems security, usable security, and security management) rarely work together. There remains a need for focused, holistic research in socio-technical security, and the respective communities tend to offload on each other parts of problems that they consider to be out of scope, an attitude that results in deficient or unsuitable security solutions.
The workshop intends to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences on how to design systems that are secure in the real world where they interact with users of varying expertise and diverse needs. The workshop aims at bringing together experts in various areas of computer security and in social and behavioral sciences.
Contributions should focus on the interplay of technical, organizational and human factors in achieving or breaking security, privacy, and trust, for example:
TYPE OF CONTRIBUTIONS
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:
Full Papers, discussing original research, answering well-defined research questions, and presenting full and stable results.
Position Papers, original contributions discussing existing challenges and introducing and motivating new research problems.
Work in Progress, describing original but unfinished research, which is nevertheless based on solid research questions or hypothesis soundly argued be innovative compared with the state of the art.