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Joining social science and computer science: obstacles and opportunities

In her long career, RISCS advisory board member Shari Lawrence Pfleeger has served as developer and maintainer for real-time, business-critical software systems, president of Systems/Software, Inc., principal scientist at the Contel Technology Center, principal scientist at MITRE Corporation’s Software Engineering Center, and a senior researcher at RAND Corporation. From 2010 Read more…

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How does security become routine? An ethnographic study in a software company

Laura Kocksch is a social anthropologist at Ruhr University, Bochum. Kocksch works with computer scientists, security experts, and developers to research organisational challenges in IT security. Her talk discussed implementing IT security as a practical challenge through two ethnographic studies conducted while she was at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Read more…