Project ERBSE – „Enable Risk-aware Behavior to Secure End-users” – aims at end-users as factors in IT security. Users compromise their own security and by extension the security of devices within their network through their behavior. The optimal level of security is degraded by lacking, maladaptive or inadequate action. Consequently, the research foci of ERBSE are twofold: The first goal is technical – to find out what knowledge is actually necessary. The second is didactic – to find out how to convey that knowledge. ERBSE will integrate both questions in order to design, implement, and evaluate game-based learning interventions that improve IT security for end-users.

Principle Investigators (PIs):

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Meyer
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet IT-Sicherheit
Fachgruppe Informatik
RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin R. Wolf
Lehrgebiet Management von Informationstechnologie
Fachhochschule Aachen

PhD researchers

Klemens Köhler
ITOM – Labor für IT Organisation und Management
University of Applied Sciences Aachen

Vincent Drury
UMIC Research Centre
RWTH Aachen

Rene Röpke
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Informatik 9 – Learning Technologies
RWTH Aachen