Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Research Group 

IRiSC is headed by Prof. Gabriele Lenzini. The research group positions its research in the area of sociotechnical cybersecurity.

Today, securing a system requires to understand not only digital communications and protocols but also the human and legal reality where the system is deployed.

IRiSC’s research recognizes this change in perspective: its focus on design and analysis of secure systems considers holistically both the technical, the social, and the legal frameworks. IRiSC’ research is about, despite not limited to, the following areas:

  • Human-centered cybersecurity
  • Usability security and user experience
  • Cyber-attacks and -defenses
  • Information and system security
  • Data protection and legal compliance
  • Ethics and human rights

IRiSC researchers follow methodologies that include formal computational methods, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. IRiSC researchers have an interdisciplinary education, combining information security and social science, physics, or law. They all participate in the research of cross-disciplinary nature.

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