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Inaugural lecture Prof. Naiakshina

Don't Blame Developers! Examining a Password-Storage Study Conducted with Students, Freelancers, and Company Developers

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all its members to Alena Naiakshina’s inaugural lecture. Since November 2021, Naiakshina is the professor Developer Centered Security at our faculty and investigates the behaviour of software developers in the context of IT security. In her inaugural lecture she will introduce herself and present her research interests.

When? May 25th, 2022, 2 PM
Where? Open Space (ground floor) of building MC


Software developers’ programming security mistakes can threaten millions of end users’ data. To deepen insights into developers’ security behavior around the security-critical task ofuser-password storage, Naiakshina et al. conducted laboratory, online, and field studies with computer science students, freelancers, and professional developers from various companies. Besides investigating software developers’ processes and security practices while storing user passwords in databases, they tested the usability of different application programming interfaces (APIs) and explored the methodological implications of several security-study parameters, including deception task design, sample variety, and the comparison of qualitative with quantitative research approaches.

Please register for the event (please find the registration form on the German version of this page).