Yasemin Acar

Yasemin Acar

Yasemin Acar

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science


Email: Yasemin Acar
Office Phone: (202) 994-5919
SEH 4590 | Office Hours: email me, always happy to meet students!

Yasemin Acar is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The George Washington University. Her research is broadly in the area of human factors in security and privacy, with a major focus on secure software development. Most recently, her focus has been diversifying security and privacy research, implementing cryptography securely, and researching trust in the open source community.

  • Dr. rer. nat. Computer Science, Philipps University Marburg (equivalent to PhD)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics, Leibniz University Hannover
  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Usable Security and Privacy
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Secure Software Development
  • Computer Security
  • Human Factors in Cryptography

Selected Publications

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A Large-Scale Interview Study on Information Security in and Attacks against Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 
Nicolas Huaman, Bennet von Skarczinski, Christian Stransky, Dominik Wermke, Yasemin Acar, Arne Dreißigacker, Sascha Fahl 
Proceedings of the 2021 USENIX Security Symposium - SEC'21


Leading By (Insecure) Example: How Internet Resources Might be Helping You Develop Faster But Less Securely 
Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Sascha Fahl, Doowon Kim, Michelle Mazurek, Christian Stransky 
IEEE Security and Privacy 2016