Select Page

Join the Program on Data and Governance on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, for a “Data Points: Ideas on Data, Law and Society” lecture series event featuring Dr. Lorrie Cranor, former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and professor of computer science and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Cranor will deliver a talk on “Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy.”

Why are usability studies important for security and privacy? How can researchers put study participants in realistic risky situations without actually putting them at risk? Why might it be counterproductive to mandate frequent password changes? And how are identity thieves able to hijack mobile phone accounts? Dr. Cranor will discuss the answers to these and other questions she has been exploring since she started her work as an academic usable security researcher and while she served as chief technologist at the FTC.

This event will take place in the Barrister Club, located at 25 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43201 (located across 11th Avenue from Drinko Hall, above Panera). Parking is available in the South Campus Gateway garage. To reserve your place and receive a boxed lunch, register in advance at: