Contact Info

Rick Wash
404 Wilson Rd #402
402 Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
wash@msu.edu

Cell: (734) 730-1188
Office: (517) 355-2381

SOUPS Paper on Security Stories accepted

Emilee Rader, Brandon Brooks, and I recently conducted a study of how non-experts tell stories about security incidents and security threats. We believe that these stories are one of the major ways that people learn how to manage the security of their computer. And indeed, we found that people reported learning a bunch from these stories, and changing their behavior as a result of hearing the stories.

Stories as Informal Lessons about Security