Yesterday Bonnie and Tony visited Google in Mountain View to present our research to Adrienne Porter Felt and members of the Android and Chrome security teams. We had very productive discussions with all about potential applications of our neurosecurity work.
Our lunch table was reserved with this sign, which itself seems like a warning:
Tony presented at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2015 held July 22–24 in Ottawa, Canada. His presentation was entitled, “How to Conduct an fMRI Study to Examine Usable Privacy and Security.” You can watch a video of the presentation here:
The presentation was well-received, and the attendees liked the 3D printout of Tony’s brain:
Last week Bonnie and Tony gave an invited presentation to a group of information security professionals at Apple, Inc. in Silicon Valley. With increased emphasis in usable privacy and security in the field of information security, there is growing interest in using neuroscience to explain users’ security behaviors. We presented an overview of the research at the BYU Neurosecurity Lab, and received good feedback and questions from the attendees.
The building we met at had rooms named for characters from the Pixar movie, “The Incredibles,” as the above image from the entrance lobby shows.