Andrew Sweany, Tripwire

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

Juniper research recently predicted that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. An examination of several highly publicized data breaches reveals a wide variety of root causes. This begs the question: how to reduce the likelihood of security failings in the future?

As it turns out, the fields of UX and security face very similar challenges. How do we articulate the importance of UX or security to decisions makers? How do we successfully apply the vast knowledge on both topics to reduce risk? How do we convince our organizations that UX or security matters are everyone’s business? In this talk, Andrew will present five key principles that can be used to improve both the UX and security practices at your organizations.

About the Speaker

Andrew Sweany, TripwireAndrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products). Along the way he has formulated and deployed strategies to improve the influence and business value of UX professionals. He has successfully introduced UX research and design strategies to dozens of organizations.


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