Sven Übelacker


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  • 2016-2017 Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, University of Cambridge, UK, funded by UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grant number EP/M020320/1
  • 2013-2016 TREsPASS (Technology-supported Risk Estimation by Predictive Assessment of Socio-technical Security) project, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 318003

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • 2019 Christian Sillaber, Sven Uebelacker: "Phishing in höchstgerichtlicher Judikatur", Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Rechtstatsachenforschung Band 10, ISBN 978-3-903187-65-8 [website]
  • 2015 Zinaida Benenson, Gabriele Lenzini, Daniela Oliveira, Simon Parkin, and Sven Uebelacker: "Maybe Poor Johnny Really Cannot Encrypt – The Case for a Complexity Theory for Usable Security", NSPW, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Sven Uebelacker, Susanne Quiel: "The Social Engineering Personality Framework", STAST workshop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    [paper, slides, bibtex, backup]
  • 2013 Sven Uebelacker: "Security-Aware Organisational Cultures as a Starting Point for Mitigating Socio-Technical Risks", GI INFORMATIK 2013, RiskKom workshop, University of Koblenz, Germany
    [paper, slides, bibtex, backup]
  • or see listings at, ORCiD or




  • summer semester 2016: seminar "Human Factors in Information Security" (TUHH StudIP)
  • winter semester 2015/2016: seminar "Human Factors in Information Security" (TUHH StudIP)
  • summer semester 2014: IT Security Risk Management (TUHH StudIP)
  • summer semester 2013: IT Security Risk Management (TUHH StudIP)