Contact Info

Rick Wash
404 Wilson Rd #402
402 Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
wash@msu.edu

Cell: (734) 730-1188
Office: (517) 355-2381

Security Stories grant

I have just been awarded a grant for $515,987 from the National Science Foundation. The project is to examine how stories about past incidents can be used to help people make better computer security decisions in-the-moment. These decisions include things like “is this email a phishing message?” and “should I click through this SSL warning?” and I believe that hearing a variety of stories from others in similar situations can help people learn to make these decisions faster and more accurately.

The project is titled “SaTC: CORE: Small: Using Stories to Improve Computer Security Decision Making” and will start on August 15, 2017 and continue until at least 2020. It is being conducted in partnership with MSU IT Services and the MSU Chief Information Officer.