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Kat Krol

MRes TITLE

Software download warnings: Increasing users' sensitivity

PhD TITLE

The impact of effort on security and privacy decision making

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Magister in German Philology, Jagiellonian University Krakow
BA in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
MRes in Security Science, University College London

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I focus on Human-Computer Interaction to develop better understanding of users' online security choices. In my research, I conduct experiments and observational studies on usable security and privacy. These aim both to improve the design of devices and systems, making them simultaneously more user-friendly and secure, and also to help individuals enhance their online privacy and security.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

In my free time, I enjoy travelling, listening to jazz music, doing yoga and Pilates, reading Dilbert comic strips and watching Scandinavian crime films. I like learning foreign languages, currently learning Icelandic.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

In the future, I hope to work either in academia or in industry conducting research focused on cybersecurity and human interfaces.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

I would be very happy to collaborate with partners in both the public and the private sector conducting cutting-edge research in the field of cybersecurity, or organisations aiming to improve their security procedures and compliance.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

European Security Research Conference '10. Ostend, Belgium. September 2010
UCL Security and Crime Science Research Network Conference 2010. London, UK. December 2010
The fourth Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lausanne, Switzerland. July 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Marewski, J. N. & Krol, K. (2011). Fast, frugal, & moral: Uncovering the heuristics of morality. Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology, 1 (3), 1-20.

Marewski, J. N., & Krol, K. (2010). Modelle ökologischer Rationalität: Auf dem Weg zu einer Theorie der Moralheuristiken [Models of ecological rationality: Towards studying the heuristics of morality.]. In M. Iorio & R. Reisenzein (Eds.), Regel, Norm, Gesetz: Eine interdisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme (pp. 231-256) [Rules, norms, and laws. An interdisciplinary review]. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Lang.