It’s like the weather: Everyone talks about helping and educating users when it comes to effective online security, but no one’s doing anything about it. Well, now W3C is hosting a workshop to figure out what to do. Excellent!
I think this topic is a sweet spot for W3C, given their longstanding commitment to usability and their history of XML security spec development. I also like their workshop format, since it requires each participant to have submitted a position paper (and you don’t even have to be a W3C member). Danny Weitzner asked me to be on the program committee, and I was happy to join up.
Check out the Call for Participation — the paper submission deadline is January 25, so all the really committed geeks (and you know who you are…) can be thinking about potential topics over the holidays.
[…] Back in December I briefly mentioned an upcoming W3C workshop, whose official name is (deep breath) Toward a More Secure Web – W3C Workshop on Usability and Transparency of Web Authentication. I’ll be heading out tomorrow to go to the workshop, and I very much look forward to meeting and talking with other attendees. The program looks really strong. […]