M. A. Jennifer Friedauer


Research assistant

Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Computer Science
Human-Centred Security
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

Room: —

Telephone: —

Office Hours: By arrangement

E-Mail: jennifer.friedauer@rub.de



• Since 10/2023 Extern but still Family, Hu­man-Cent­red Se­cu­ri­ty
• 05/2019 – 10/2023 Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, Hu­man-Cent­red Se­cu­ri­ty
• 01/2018 – 04/2019 Stu­dent Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, Human Tech­no­lo­gy In­ter­ac­tion Group (HTI), De­part­ment of Psy­cho­lo­gy, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum
• 01/2017 – 04/2019 Stu­dent Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, Pro­ject Pro­Viel, Phy­sics Edu­ca­ti­on, Uni­ver­si­ty Du­is­burg-Es­sen
• 03/2018 – 04/2018 Stu­dent Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, Pro­ject Pro­Viel, Ma­the­ma­tics Edu­ca­ti­on, Uni­ver­si­ty Du­is­burg-Es­sen
• 01/2017 – 12/2017 Stu­dent Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, On­line-Edu­ca­ti­on Group, Le­arning Lab, Uni­ver­si­ty Du­is­burg-Es­sen
• 07/2016 – 12/2016 Stu­dent Re­se­arch As­sis­tant, Mer­ca­tor Re­se­arch Group 2 “SPACES OF AN­THRO­PO­LO­GI­CAL KNOW­LEDGE PRO­DUC­TION AND TRANS­FER”, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum


• 04/2023 – 10/2023 Introduction to Usable Security and Privacy (Cour­se ID: 211036), Ruhr-University Bochum
• 09/2022 – 03/2023
• 04/2020 – 04/2021 Prac­tical Re­se­arch Cour­se Hu­man-Cent­red Se­cu­ri­ty (Cour­se ID: 142362), Ruhr-University Bochum

Academic Services:
• Program Committee (PC) Member: European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC’23)

Aca­de­mic De­grees:
• Mas­ter of Arts, M.A. – 2019 Edu­ca­tio­nal Sci­ence and So­ci­al Sci­ence, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum
• Ba­che­lor of Arts, B.A. – 2016 Edu­ca­tio­nal Sci­ence and Cul­tu­re, In­di­vi­du­al and So­cie­ty (So­ci­al Sci­ence), Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum


Current research on IT Se­cu­ri­ty Edu­ca­ti­on:
• Self-Ef­fi­ca­cy
• Be­ha­vi­or Chan­ge
• Trai­nings (e.g. An­ti-Phis­hing Trai­nings)
• User Awa­ren­ess
• Usability and Accessibility of Authentication Methods
• Le­arning and Pro­blem Sol­ving
• Phishing and Social Engineering

Other Re­se­arch In­te­rests:
• Edu­ca­tio­nal Tech­no­lo­gy
• Em­pi­ri­cal Re­se­arch Me­thods
• Trans­pa­ren­cy of Re­se­arch

Past Projects:
• Mas­ter The­sis (2019) on Hard­ware-Re­ver­se-En­gi­nee­ring as a Pro­blem Sol­ving Pro­cess and the Role of Prior Know­ledge.
• Ba­chelor The­sis (2016) on Ad­op­ti­on of Peer and Ex­pert Feed­back Com­ments in Stu­dents Writ­ten Texts.(Con­tent Ana­ly­sis)


N. Borgert, J. Friedauer, I. Böse, M. A. Sasse, und M. Elson, „The study of cybersecurity self-efficacy: a systematic literature review of methodology“, gehalten auf der Media Psychology Conference, Aachen, 10. September 2021, Publiziert.
N. Borgert, J. Friedauer, I. Böse, M. A. Sasse, und M. Elson, „The study of cybersecurity self-efficacy: a systematic literature review of methodology“, 2021. [Online]. Verfügbar unter: https://www.usenix.org/conference/soups2021/presentation/borgert
M. A. Sasse, J. Hielscher, J. Friedauer, U. Menges, und M. Peiffer, „Warum IT-Sicherheit in Organisationen einen Neustart braucht“, in Cyber-Sicherheit ist Chefinnen- und Chefsache!, online, Feb. 2022, Publiziert. [Online]. Verfügbar unter: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358277373_Warum_IT-Sicherheit_in_Organisationen_einen_Neustart_braucht
J. Friedauer, H. Yagi, N. Sombatruang, Y. Kadobayashi, D. Miyamoto, und A. Fujita, „Cybersecurity comic: an image change to ‚cool cybersecurity‘ findings and challenges to raise children’s security awareness“, Aug. 2022. [Online]. Verfügbar unter: https://www.usenix.org/conference/soups2022/presentation/friedauer-poster
N. Borgert u. a., „A Decade of Dividedness: A Preregistered Systematic Review of the Cybersecurity Self-Efficacy Methods“, Jan. 2023. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/ybec9.
[6]  A. Erinola, A. Buckmann, J. Friedauer, A. Yardim and M. Sasse, „”As Usual, I Needed Assistance of a Seeing Person”: Experiences and Challenges of People with Disabilities and Authentication Methods,“ in 2023 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW), Delft, Netherlands, 2023 pp. 575-593.
doi: 10.1109/EuroSPW59978.2023.00070