University of Maryland and Coursera offers an online course on usable security, a part of cyber security for free.
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.
About the course:
In many systems, human users are a critical part of the security process. They create passwords, follow security protocols, and share information that can maintain or destroy the security of a system. However, many secure systems are designed with little to no attention paid to people's cognitive abilities, workflow, or tasks. As a result, people find ways around the security obstacles that get in the way of their work.
- Introduction to HCI, usable security, and design
- Measuring and evaluating usability
- Web browsing and security
- Usability and Privacy
- Duration: 6 weeks
- Timings: 3 to 5 hours / week
To apply, click here.