Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

July 12–14, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Co-located with

Thanks for joining us in Santa Clara, CA, for the Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2017). We hope you enjoyed the event.

As part of our commitment to open access to research, the full Proceedings and the presentation slides are free and open to the public on the SOUPS 2017 program page.

SOUPS 2017 was co-located with the 2017 USENIX Annual Technical Conference.

Save the Date:
SOUPS 2018
August 12-14, 2018
Baltimore, MD


Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Hotel Discount Deadline: Monday, June 19, 2017

See the Venue, Hotel, and Travel page for more information.

SOUPS 2017 Awards

Distinguished Poster Awards

Authentication At Hogwarts: Lessons in Security Usability From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Ann-Marie Horcher and Michele Weigel Bartosek, Central Michigan University

Data-Driven Transparency About Online Tracking
Euirim Choi, Claire Dolin, Aaron Goldman, Chang Min Hahn, Shawn Shan, and Ben Weinshel, University of Chicago; Michelle Mazurek, University of Maryland; Blase Ur, University of Chicago

A Privacy Assistant for the Internet of Things
Norman Sadeh, Martin Degeling, Anupam Das, Aerin Shikun Zhang, Alessandro Acquisti, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Cranor, Anupam Datta, and Daniel Smullen, Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Paper Award

How Effective is Anti-PhishingTraining for Children?
Elmer Lastdrager, Inés Carvajal Gallardo, Pieter Hartel, and Marianne Junger, University of Twente

IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award

Exploring decision making with Android's runtime permission dialogs using in-context surveys
Bram Bonné, Hasselt University; Sai Teja Peddinti, Igor Bilogrevic, and Nina Taft, Google Inc.

John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award

Sacha Fahl, CISPA, and Scott Ruoti, Brigham Young University

SOUPS 2017 Impact Award

Android Permissions: User Attention, Comprehension, and Behavior
Adrienne Porter Felt, Elizabeth Ha, Serge Egelman, Ariel Haney, Erika Chin, and David Wagner


  • Anti-Phishing Phil: the design and evaluation of a game that teaches people not to fall for phish
    Steve Sheng, Bryant Magnien, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jason Hong, and Elizabeth Nung
  • Personal Knowledge Questions for Fallback Authentication: Security Questions in the Era of Facebook
    Ariel Rabkin
  • Folk Models of Home Computer Security
    Rick Wash

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