This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with a human-centric focus. We will look at basic principles of human-computer interaction and apply these insights to the design of secure systems with the goal of developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within a system.
In this course we’re going to look at biometrics. This is a type of authentication that you probably have seen in movies where people have to scan their handprints or speak into something or have their eyes scanned. And until pretty recently, movies were almost the only place you saw biometric authentication. But mobile devices have brought biometrics into the modern space, where now people use them every day to log into their smartphones.