Safe cryptography for all: Towards visual metaphor driven cryptography building blocks

Dirk van der Linden, Awais Rashid, Emma Williams, Bogdan Warinschi

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Abstract

In this vision paper, we focus on a key aspect of the modern software developer's potential to write secure software: their (lack of) success in securely using cryptography APIs. In particular, we note that most ongoing research tends to focus on identifying concrete problems software developers experience, and providing workable solutions, but that such solutions still require developers to identify the appropriate API calls to make and, worse, to be familiar with and confgure sometimes obscure parameters of such calls. In contrast, we envision identifying and employing targeted visual metaphors to allow developers to simply select the most appropriate cryptographic functionality they need.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 1st International Workshop on Security Awareness from Design to Deployment, SEAD 2018
PublisherIEEE
Pages41-44
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357272
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Security Awareness from Design to Deployment, SEAD 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 27 May 2018 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Conference

Conference1st ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Security Awareness from Design to Deployment, SEAD 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period27/05/18 → …

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