Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity
Borce is currently pursuing a PhD in “Socio-Technical Security and Privacy for System Protection”, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) under the PRIDE grant scheme. In addition to being a core member of the IRiSC Lab, Borce is also an adjunct member of the HCI team and part of the Doctoral Training Unit Security and Privacy for System Protection (SP2).
Borce received a double EIT Digital Master’s degree in 2015 from the University of Twente and the University of Paris-Sud (Paris XI) with a major in Human-Computer Interaction & Design, and a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He earned a BSc in Software & Information Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.
Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, Borce worked as an independent consultant and was the CEO of Kavensis, a family-run business.
Areas of expertise
Borce is motivated to bridge the gap between the fields of computer security and HCI in general, and investigate the role of User Experience (UX) in the context of socio-technical security and privacy, in particular. His work revolves around:
- understanding the impact of UX in security-critical systems (e.g. end-to-end e-mail encryption)
- identifying security and privacy vulnerabilities in such systems on socio-technical levels that may be linked to UX
- (re-)designing systems to have an improved UX and/or socio-technical security properties
- Publicity Chair for STAST 2021 (Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security)
- Reviewer for ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice
- Publicity Chair for STAST 2020 (Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security)
- Publicity Chair for STAST 2019 (Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust)
- External reviewer for QUATIC 2019 (International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology)
- Reviewer for Information Systems Frontiers, A Journal of Research and Innovation, Springer
- External reviewer for ESORICS 2018 (European Symposium on Research in Computer Security)
- External reviewer for ICIS 2018 (International Conference on Information Systems)
- Publicity Chair for STAST 2018 (Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust)
Please refer to our Publications section for the full list of Borce’s academic outcomes. Below are his latest publications.
“I personally relate it to the traffic light”: a user study on security & privacy indicators in a secure email system committed to privacy by default
Evaluating ambiguity of privacy indicators in a secure email app
Detecting misalignments between system security and user perceptions: a preliminary socio-technical analysis of an E2E email encryption system
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