Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity

Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity

Examining the human context of privacy and cybersecurity to develop real-world solutions.

Research Projects

SCC-IRG Track 1: Inclusive Public Transit Toolkit to Assess Quality of Service Across Socioeconomic Status in Baltimore City

Principal Investigator(s): Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Improving public transit for lower-income individuals - who often endure complex, lengthy trips - by providing a methods, guidelines, and a toolkit to identify and characterize the challenges typical of such complex trips.

Tapestry: A Tool for Managing Integrated Cyber Risk

Principal Investigator(s): Charles Harry
Funder: Other
Funder: Maryland Innovation Initiative
Promoting a patent-pending analytic method and scoring technology that can guide risk assessment for individual organizations and their infrastructure to target and quantify cyber risks throughout an organization.

SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: BaitBuster 2.0: Keeping Users Away From Clickbait

Principal Investigator(s): Naeemul Hassan
Developing novel techniques - through the application of state-of-the-art machine learning - to detect various forms of clickbait, especially video-based clickbait, and study user behavior on social media to design effective warning systems.

 

Staff

Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity News

The Diamondback: UMD works to revamp privacy policy (feat. Jessica Vitak)

  • Ryan White

    The new proposal for a revamped privacy policy is set for a vote in the University Senate in December.

Trace Center Directs New Digital Accessibility Research During Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Hayleigh Moore

    The Trace Research & Development Center at the UMD iSchool leads new initiatives to address accessibility barriers heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMD iSchool @ the ACM's 2020 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

  • Jessica Vitak

    UMD iSchool's Dr. Jessica Vitak discusses the college's robust participation in the ACM's prestigious CSCW 2020 Conference.