Sean W. Smith

Professor of Computer Science
Director, Institute for Security, Technology, and Society

Personal Website
603 646 1618
045 Sudikoff
HB 6211
Computer Science
B.A. Princeton University
M.S. Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

Selected Publications

S.W. Smith, J.S. Erickson.
"Never Mind Pearl Harbor--What about a Cyber Love Canal?"
IEEE Security and Privacy.
13 (2): 94--98. March/April 2015.

S.W. Smith, R. Koppel, J. Blythe, V. Kothari.
"Mismorphism: a Semiotic Model of Computer Security Circumvention"
International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2015).
July 2015

V. Kothari, J. Blythe, S.W. Smith, R. Koppel.
"Measuring the Security Impacts of Password Policies Using Cognitive Behavioral Agent-Based Modeling."
ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS).
April 2015.

S.W. Smith and R. Koppel.
"Healthcare Information Technology's Relativity Problems: A Typology of How Patients' Physical Reality, Clinicians' Mental Models, and Healthcare Information Technology Differ."
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
2013. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001419

S.W. Smith.
"Security and Cognitive Bias: Exploring the Role of the Mind."
IEEE Security and Privacy.
September/October 2012. 10 (5): 75--78. September/October 2012.

Y. Wang, S. Smith, A. Gettinger.
"Access Control Hygiene and the Empathy Gap in Medical IT."
USENIX HealthSec 2012.

Sean W. Smith, John C. Marchesini.
The Craft of System Security.
Addison-Wesley. 2007.

Speaking Engagements

April 2015: Tutorial, "Understanding and Accounting for Human Behavior."   ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS).

April 2015: Invited talk, "Trust Challenges in Massive Multi-Organization Distributed Systems."  Dagstuhl

May 2015: Panel, CSRA/NIST Designed-in Cybersecurity for Smart Cities.

September 2015: Panel, "Secure Hardware," New England Security Day.