We all have questions, but who are the people with the answers for Cybersecurity. In this series we sat down with academics and experts to ask them about how they got started, what they are researching now, their lessons for us and the future.
In this this episode, we learn more about Michelle Mazurek’s biggest challenge in her research field focused on human and cybersecurity. .
Michelle Mazurek is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research aims to understand and improve the human elements of security- and privacy-related decision making. Recent projects include examining how and why developers make security and privacy mistakes; evaluating the use of threat-modeling in large-scale organizations; analyzing how users learn about and decide whether to adopt security advice; and contrasting user expectations with app behavior in Android apps. Her work has recently been recognized with an NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper award and a USENIX Security Distinguished Paper award. She is Program Chair for the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) for 2019 and 2020. Mazurek received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.