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Saturday, January 29 • 6:00pm - 6:25pm
Open-source: role of contributor security behavior

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Preventing unintentional security incidents is especially crucial for IT professionals, who significantly impact system security from their positions of developers or project maintainers. When the identity of the developer of an open-source project is stolen, it could lead to malicious events and loss of trust. To prevent the possibility of stealing the developer account credentials, secure authentication is crucial. It is essential to understand how these people perceive security risks and how they behave to provide them with better authentication solutions that lead them to more secure behaviour. Leading IT professionals to more secure behaviour is especially crucial in software supply chain security of open-source software, where, e.g. no IT security policy is deployed. To point out the importance of the human factor in IT security, we conducted a survey in Red Hat on user GitHub authentication usage.

This research was done in cooperation with Red Hat Czech and the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.

Session chairs: Petr Muller and Viktor Malik


Agata Kruzikova

PhD student, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
PhD student in the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security (Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University)The main research focus is on authentication from the usable security point of view.

Saturday January 29, 2022 6:00pm - 6:25pm CET
Session Room 1