Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

August 12–14, 2018
Baltimore, MD, USA
Co-located with

Thanks for joining us in Baltimore for the Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2018). We hope you enjoyed the event.

As part of our commitment to open access to research, the full Proceedings are free and open to the public on the technical sessions page. Presentation slides are posted as we receive them and the audio recordings will be available soon.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018

See the Registration Information page for details.

Speakers and Program Committee Members

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Information for Participants

If you are presenting in the Technical Sessions or the Poster Session at SOUPS 2018, please see the Instructions for Participants page for important information.

Consent to Publish

All presenters must sign a consent to publish form, which allows USENIX to publish any slides, audio, and/or video of the presentations. USENIX makes these freely available as part of our commitment to open access.

  • Refereed Paper authors: Please review and e-sign the form. If you are the lead author, please be sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  • Poster authors: Please review and e-sign the form. If you are the lead author, please be sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  • Lightning Talks speakers: Please review and e-sign the form.


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 800.228.9290

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018.

Hotel Discount Deadline Extended! Book your room by Monday, July 30, 2018 and save!

USENIX has negotiated a special room rate of $199 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy for conference attendees. To receive this special rate, book your room online or call +1 800.228.9290 and mention USENIX or SOUPS 2018. The group rate will be available until the hotel reservation deadline, or until the block sells out, whichever occurs first.

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

SOUPS 2018 Awards

Distinguished Paper Award

“I’ve Got Nothing to Lose”: Consumers’ Risk Perceptions and Protective Actions after the Equifax Data Breach
Yixin Zou, Abraham H. Mhaidli, Austin McCall, and Florian Schaub, School of Information, University of Michigan

Honorable Mention

When is a Tree Really a Truck? Exploring Mental Models of Encryption
Justin Wu and Daniel Zappala, Brigham Young University

IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award

“Privacy is not for me, it’s for those rich women”: Performative Privacy Practices on Mobile Phones by Women in South Asia
Nithya Sambasivan and Garen Checkley, Google; Amna Batool, Information Technology University; Nova Ahmed, North South University; David Nemer, University of Kentucky; Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo, Universidad de Colima; Tara Matthews, Independent Researcher; Sunny Consolvo and Elizabeth Churchill, Google

John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award

Yasemin Acar, Leibniz University Hannover, and Elissa Redmiles, University of Maryland


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