Lorrie Faith Cranor: What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?
Lorrie Faith Cranor - Security researcher
At Carnegie Mellon University, Lorrie Faith Cranor studies online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam and other research around keeping us safe online. Full bio
professor here at Carnegie Mellon,
usable privacy and security,
character more than three times,
of Standards and Technology
choose under particular rules.
are understandably reluctant
for good password data.
write their password down,
more susceptible to attackers.
Amazon Mechanical Turk,
to have at least 16 characters.
their stolen password list.
just say long passwords.
from a couple of years ago,
that's sort of sentence-like.
pick random passwords,
approach work even better.
security office at Carnegie Mellon
have everybody's real passwords.
school of computer science
the Carnegie Mellon passwords
a monkey in their password.
About the speaker:Lorrie Faith Cranor - Security researcher
At Carnegie Mellon University, Lorrie Faith Cranor studies online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam and other research around keeping us safe online.
Why you should listen
Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. She has authored over 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, and other topics.
Cranor plays a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P. She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review.
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