Designing secure experiences: Balancing usability and security
Date: This event took place live on November 17 2015
Presented by: Rachel Ilan, Guy Podjarny
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
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When a user opens Facebook, he wants to post a picture. When she logs into her bank, she wants to see her balance. Security is not front of mind, and if it gets in their way — they're likely to look for a shortcut or simply walk away. And yet, we consistently push security decisions to users, ranging from passwords to security warnings, usually resulting in an experience that's neither usable nor secure.
In this webcast, Rachel and Guy will combine their UX and security expertise to offer an alternative, showing examples that aspire to solve the problem, and sharing best practices of how to provide a secure experience that doesn't alienate users.
About Guy Podjarny
Guy Podjarny (Guypo) is the founder of Snyk.io, building web security tools for developers. Guy was previously CTO at Akamai and founder of Blaze.io. Guy's research and writing focuses on web security and performance, often running large tests to reach data-driven conclusions. Guy is a frequent conference speaker, writes at guypo.com and Medium, is the author of Responsive & Fast (O'Reilly Media), and the creator of Mobitest.
About Rachel Ilan Simpson
Rachel Ilan Simpson is a UX designer on the Google Chrome team, living in Munich, Germany. She's worked as a freelance interaction designer for a variety of clients (like Drivenow/BMW and Freeletics), as well as for a number of design agencies. Rachel co-founded the first German version of the Maker Faire, called "Make Munich." She also started Munich Design Jam, which brings together coders, designers, and business people to build cool products over the course of a single day. At the moment, you can find Rachel living in Munich with her partner and adorable pet Roomba.
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