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June 8-9, 2015
McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Washington, DC (USA)

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The eighth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior (SHB) brings together computer scientists, security engineers, economists, psychologists, and other scholars interested in understanding security and human behavior. The Workshop's goal is to discuss, in an informal and interdisciplinary setting, issues where security, psychological, and behavioral sciences interact. The scope is broad: topics we covered in the past include the misperception of risk, security usability, deception, security and privacy decision making - and so forth.

The Workshop does not have a formal paper submission process. Participation in the Workshop is by invitation. Everybody who attends also participates in the discussion. Invited scholars do not need to prepare a new manuscript for the Workshop; rather, they are encouraged to present their current (or their favorite, or their most representative) research, which - given the eclectic and engaging nature of the group - usually stimulates interesting discussions, and has frequently generated new joint research projects.

For more information, please see the preliminary program and the list of participants.

We hope you will enjoy SHB 2015.

Program Chairs: Alessandro Acquisti, Ross Anderson, and Bruce Schneier

Local Chair: Robin L. Dillon-Merrill

Important dates

Free registration: April 15 (registrations made after April 15 will be charged a $100 fee)
Hotel cut-off date for SHB rates: May 8
Workshop: June 8-9, 2015 (with reception on June 7)

Hosts and sponsors

SHB 2015 is hosted by the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

We are extremely grateful to Silent Circle and Cisco for generously sponsoring this event, and to the National Science Foundation for sponsoring Travel grants for students (please see details on our Travel page).

Background information

For background and more links, see also Ross Anderson's Economics and Security Resource Page, Larry Gordon's Cybersecurity Risk Management links, Alessandro Acquisti's page on the Economics of Privacy, and Jean Camp's Economics of Information Security Bibliography.

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