The IT Security Reading Group (IT-SRG) is
a group of UOIT students (graduate and senior undergraduate) and
faculty members who are interested in computer security and
privacy. We meet weekly for critical review and discussion of
state-of-the-art security research papers. This term, we will focus
on selected papers from a number of international venues. See below
for the schedule. All interested faculty and students are invited
to join by contacting Zeinab Joudaki (firstname.lastname at
The IT-SRG provides a venue for both
faculty and students to:
Develop and discuss new
ideas for security research
Critique and analyze
cutting-edge security research
Determine how to put
research into practice
*Note that the time and location will be
announced through the mailing list (to join, please contact Julie
| Nov. 16
"Leveraging Real-Life Facts to Make Random Passwords More Memorable" by Al-Ameen et al.
|| ESORICS 2015
|| Zeinab Joudaki
| Nov. 23
"How to Memorize a Random 60-Bit String” by Ghazvininejad et al.
|| HLT-NAACL 2015
|| Curtis Long
| Nov. 30
"Passwords and the Evolution of Imperfect Authentication" by Bonneau et al.
|| ACM, 2015
|| Julie Thorpe
| Dec. 7
"Secrets, Lies, and Account Recovery: Lessons from the Use of Personal Knowledge Questions at Google" by Bonneau et al.
|| WWW 2015