Usable Security, Privacy and Trust (USec)

The group's work is based on a human-centred perspective on security, trust and privacy in the Internet. In usable security, users can understand the security and are able to have an active part in controlling their security and privacy online. Trust emerges from this ability and forms the basis for succesful interactions in online activities. This ability is heavily influenced by the difference between a poor user interface and a good one.

This group was active 2009-2012 but is no longer in existence. The group was part of the Future Internet research programme.


Karvonen, K: On Security Sharing. position paper at Workshop on Understanding Friend- and Family-based Security and Privacy issues, Nordichi 2010, October 16-20, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Karvonen, K, Shibasaki, S, Nunes, S, Kaur, P & Immonen, O: Visual Nudges for Enhancing the Use and Produce of Reputation Information. In the proceedings of the Workshop on User-Centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems and Their Interface (UCERSTI) (UCERSTI webpage) at the 4th ACM Recommender Systems conference (RecSys 2010), Barcelona

Koskela, J, Karvonen, K, Kilinkaridis, T, Gurtov, A: Secure and usable P2P VoIP for mobile devices, in: MobileHCI 2010 demo session, Lisbon, Portugal, September 7-9, 2010

Kaur, P, Immonen, O, Kirichenko, A, Karvonen, K: Social Sharing of Security Expertise, in: Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2010), Microsoft, Redmond, WA, US. July 14-16, 2010

Kaur, P, Immonen, O, Kirichenko, A, Karvonen, K: Social Sharing of Security Expertise, in: IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2010, Oakland, CA, USA, May 16-19, 2010.

Karvonen, K, Kilinkaridis, T, Immonen, O: WidSets: A Usability Study of Widget Sharing, in: T. Gross et al. (Eds.): INTERACT 2009, Part II, LNCS 5727, pp. 461–464, 2009. The Proceedings of INTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC13 Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, August 24-28, 2009, Uppsala, Sweden

Karvonen, K, Komu, M, Gurtov, A: Usable Security Management with Host Identity Protocol, in: The Proceedings of aiccsa, pp.279-286, 2009 IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Rabat, Morocco 2009

Lorentin, B, Karvonen, K: Enhancements to the Anti-Phishing Browser Toolbar, in: Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS'08), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S., New York, NY, USA 2008, ACM

Valkonen, J, Toivonen, A, Karvonen, K: Usability Testing for Secure Device Pairing in Home Networks, in: Proceedings of IWSSI 2007, First International Workshop on Security for Spontaneous Interaction, 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2007), September 16-19, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria

Karvonen, K: Enabling Trust between Humans and Machines, in: Proceedings of The European e-Identity Conference, eema's 20th Annual Conference, June 12-13, 2007, Paris, France

Karvonen, K, Vesterinen, P, Manner, J: Easy-to-Use Firewall Management for Home Users, in: Proceedings of Workshop on Usable IT Security Management (USM'07), July 18, SOUPS 2007, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.

Kostiainen, K, Rantapuska, O, Moloney, S, Roto, V, Holmström, U, Karvonen, K: Usable Access Control inside Home Networks, in: Symposium proceedings of The Third IEEE International Workshop on Trust, Security, and Privacy for Ubiquitous Computing, June 18 2007, Helsinki, Finland

Karvonen, K and Lindqvist, J: Usability Improvements for WLAN Access, in: 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2007), 22-27.7.2007, Beijing, China, (Human-Computer Interaction, Part I, HCII 2007). Vol. 4550/2007, pp. 549-558.

Karvonen, K: Users and Trust: the New Threats, the New Possibilities, (invited paper), in: 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, 22-27.7.2007, Beijing, China,. Vol. 4556/2007, pp. 893-902

Karvonen, K: Creating Home Network Access for the Elderly, in: 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, 22-27.7.2007, Beijing, China. Vol. 4554/2007, pp. 942-949.

Uzun, E, Karvonen, K, Asokan, N: Usability Analysis of Secure Pairing Methods,in:Proceedings of Financial Cryptography and Data Security, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2007, Volume 4886/2007, 307-324, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77366-5_29


For more information, please contact: Kristiina Karvonen, kristiina.karvonen [at], tel. +358 50 3841 624


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