Ivan is Associate Professor of Human-Centred Security in the Department of Computer Science at Oxford, and is leading this initiative. He draws upon 15 years of research expertise in the areas of designing secure and usable systems, and home data security and privacy.
Flechais’ research involves exploring how secure systems can be designed, implemented, and tested to take human needs into account. This research has focused on software development processes for achieving usable secure software. This is to address a twofold problem: the importance of designing usable security mechanisms, and the difficulty that developers experience when faced with the development of secure systems.