X Workshop on Computational Forensics (WFC)


Can we Break the Spiral? Security between Surveillance and Sesistance

Abstract: We all subscribe to the importance of security - for our families, friends, countries, ourselves. At the same time, we also value our privacy and keeping control over our own information. Security and privacy is thus a balancing act; especially because continuous technological innovations such as Open Source Intelligence, predictive policing and artificial intelligence decrease our ability for control. While law enforcement agencies argue they need innovations to keep up with criminals, a considerable number of citizens try to resist these efforts; for instance, by using enhanced privacy protection, falsifying information or stopping social media use. Even more insidious are chilling effects, i.e., self-censorship in what people post, search for or with whom they connect. LEAs react to such efforts with further innovations. This creates a spiral of surveillance and counter-strategies that seems hard to escape. In this talk I want to reflect on what drives the surveillance-resistance spiral and what may be needed to break it.

Petra Saskia Bayerl

Sheffield Hallam University - England

Short bio: Dr Petra Saskia Bayerl is Professor of Digital Communication and Security at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Research Lead of CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research). Her research focuses on societal implications of emerging technologies with a special focus on surveillance, privacy and citizen agency. She has a keen interest in interdisciplinary work holding degrees in psychology, linguistics and organisational dynamics and a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering. Her work has been published in international journals such as Communications of the ACM, New Media and Society, MIS Quarterly, Government Information Quarterly and Computational Linguistics. Her most recent edited books cover topics such as ‘International Security Management’, ‘Social Media Strategy in Policing’ and ‘Cybercriminology’.

Cybersecurity Awareness: User Segmentation and Behavioural Profiling

Abstract: Cybersecurity involves challenges that extend beyond a technical perspective. Many security risks are caused by human error, which makes cybersecurity a challenge from both a technical and human perspective. Focus has been on practical issues of implementation, which are conventionally listed as "human performance factors" such as vigilance, education, and an incentive system to encourage individuals and organisations to take part in and adapt to new situations. It’s important to understand the difference in different users’ risk perceptions and behaviours to be able to raise awareness effectively. During this talk, I will discuss user segmentation in the context of a sociotechnical framework in order to understand risk perceptions, enablers, and barriers to preserving privacy in a cyber-physical environment. (Potential) victims and promoters are at the centre of the framework, which uses behavioural sensing to create more personalized and contextualized feedback from preventers for the purposes of reducing human-related attacks.

Dr. Tasmina Islaml

Kings College London - England

Short bio: Tasmina is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cybersecurity in the Department of Informatics at King's College London. She graduated in Electronic Engineering from BUET and received her PhD in the area of Biometric Security from University of Kent, UK. Before joining King's, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in an EPSRC funded project on Cybersecurity in collaboration with Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Cybersecurity (ACE-CSR), University of Kent and University College London. Her research interests are in cybersecurity, privacy and security, digital forensics, and biometrics.

Organizing Committee

X WFC Chairs
Marjory da Costa (Sheffield Hallam University)
Josivaldo (UFPA)

SBSeg 2021 Chairs
Roberto Samarone Araujo (UFPA)
Antônio Abelém (UFPA)

CESeg Coordination
Michele Nogueira (UFMG)
Igor Moraes (UFF)

The SBSeg 2021 is an initiative by the Brazilian Computer Society.