Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

August 7–11, 2020
Co-located with

SOUPS brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human-computer interaction, security, and privacy. With safety in mind, the upcoming Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2020) will take place as a virtual event.

View the symposium program and register today!

View a welcome message from SOUPS 2020 General Chair Heather Lipford which includes an overview of how the SOUPS 2020 virtual event is structured.

Keynote Address

Matt Mitchell, hacker, security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist; founder and leader of CryptoHarlem; and tech fellow to the BUILD program at the Ford Foundation.

Mentoring Program

Sign up to join the new mentoring program as a mentee or mentor by Tuesday, August 4.


  • WIPS 2020: 5th Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (August 7 and August 9)
  • WAY 2020: Who Are You!? Adventures in Authentication (August 7)
  • WSIW 2020: 6th Workshop on Security Information Workers (August 9)

Registration Information

Register for SOUPS 2020 today!

See the Registration Information page for details.

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