October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Sara "Scout" Brody

Sara "Scout" Brody
Executive Director, Simply Secure


Sara “Scout” Brody is the executive director of Simply Secure. Scout has long been passionate about improving the usability of security tools. As a product manager at Google, she worked on projects such as two-step verification, the Android operating system, and uProxy. When not working directly on software, she enjoys dabbling in graphic design, fiber artistry, and woodworking. Scout holds a PhD in computer science. Her dissertation, Access Control in and for the Real World, focused on the mis-integration of classic security mechanisms with modern human organizations.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 11/02/2016
The human element
Location: Rendezvous Trianon
Sara "Scout" Brody (Simply Secure)
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The security community has spent decades trying to define what secure systems look like in theory and how to achieve them in practice. This effort has largely focused on the machine components of the systems rather than the human needs and processes they are meant to enable. Scout Brody explores the mismatch between security wisdom and user realities and offers best practices for secure systems. Read more.