Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

From Password Requirements to IoT Cybersecurity Labels: Informing Public Policy with Research

March 4, -
Speaker(s): Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University


Snacks will be served at 3:45 PM.


An increasing number of security and privacy researchers are conducting research with the intention of informing public policy discussions. I will talk about how I got interested in public policy and discuss a wide range of research projects I've worked on over the past 25 years that had some impact on public policy discussions including research on the usability of privacy tools, the cost of reading privacy policies, various types of privacy labels, password policy, and the California privacy choice icon.

Speaker Bio

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the Privacy Engineering master's program. In 2016 she served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. She co-founded Wombat Security Technologies. She is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS and a member of the ACM CHI Academy.

Talk Zoom Link

Dr. Cranor will be giving her lecture from North Carolina State University.  As she is a TCSDLS speaker, we will be providing direct access to her talk Live from LSRC D106.  Here is the link if you would like to access the talk from elsewhere:


NCSU Compter Science; Duke Computer Science; UNC Computer Science


Mike Reiter