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Dr. Zinaida Benenson

Department of Computer Science
Chair of Computer Science 1 (IT Security Infrastructures)

Room: Room 12.153
Martensstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

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I hold a permanent senior research position (in German: Akademische Oberrätin, more or less equivalent to associate professor) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, at the Lab for IT Security Infrastructures, where I lead the “Human Factors in Security and Privacy” Group.

My current research interests are:

  • Human factors in security and privacy (mental models, decision making, usability)
  • Security and privacy in pervasive computing (IoT, cyber-physical systems)

My teaching is closely connected to my research interests:

News

  • We are conducting a research study to test the reliability of CVSS. If you are currently assessing vulnerabilities using CVSS, we would greatly appreciate your participation which contributes to the improvement of vulnerability management. This survey takes 30 min on average (according to the participation time we measured so far):
    https://user-surveys.cs.fau.de/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=248857
    There has been a lot of critique on CVSS, and we are conducting a rigorous experimental investigation of some of the critique points. The survey will be running till February 15, AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

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