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7th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust
December 5, 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA

Affiliated with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2017)

Due to the devastation brought by the hurricane Maria, the workshop has been relocated from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Orlando, Florida .
Please refer to the ACSAC homepage for more information.
To remeber this unfortunate event, we keep as artwork of this page the one we chose originally and which relates to the old location.

  • Abstract and Title Submission:
    September 20, 2017
    September 27, 2017
    (Anywhere on Earth) = UTC-12
  • Full Paper Submission:
    September 25, 2017
    October 2, 2017
    (Anywhere on Earth) = UTC-12
  • Notification:
    October 30, 2017
    November 6, 2017
  • Camera Ready:
    November 20, 2017
    November 30, 2017
  • Workshop Date:
    December 5, 2017

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Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust (STAST)

G. Bella and G. Lenzini (eds.), ACM, New York, NY, USA are available at ACM Digital Library.
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6357-0

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The term "socio-technical" means a reciprocal relationship between technology and people.


Successful attacks on information systems often combine social engineering practices with technical skills, exploiting technical vulnerabilities, insecure user behavior, poorly designed user interfaces, and unclear or unrealistic security policies. To improve security, technology must adapt to the users, because research in social sciences and usable security has demonstrated that insecure behavior can be justified from cognitive, emotional, and social perspectives. However, also adherence to reasonable security policies and corresponding behavioral changes should augment and support technical security.

Finding the right balance between the technical and the social security measures remains largely unexplored, which motivates the need for this workshop. Currently, different security communities (theoretical security, systems security, usable security, and security management) rarely work together. There is no established holistic research in security, and the respective communities tend to offload on each other parts of problems that they consider to be out of scope, an attitude that results in deficient or unsuitable security solutions.


The workshop intends to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences on how to design systems that are secure in the real world where they interact with non-expert users. It aims at bringing together experts in various areas of computer security and in social and behavioral sciences.


STAST2017 is a one day workshop.