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Publication - Professor Bogdan Warinschi

    Safe cryptography for all

    towards visual metaphor driven cryptography building blocks

    Citation

    Linden, Dvd, Rashid, A, Williams, EJ & Warinschi, B, 2018, ‘Safe cryptography for all: towards visual metaphor driven cryptography building blocks’. in: 2018 IEEE/ACM 1st International Workshop on Security Awareness from Design to Deployment (SEAD 2018): Proceedings of a meeting held 27 May - 3 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 41-44

    Abstract

    In this vision paper, we focus on a key aspect of the modern software developer’s potential to write secure software: their (lack of) success in securely using cryptography APIs. In particular, we note that most ongoing research tends to focus on identifying concrete problems software developers experience, and providing workable solutions, but that such solutions still require developers to identify the appropriate API calls to make and, worse, to be familiar with and configure sometimes obscure parameters of such calls. In contrast, we envision identifying and employing targeted visual metaphors to allow developers to simply select the most appropriate cryptographic functionality they need.

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