Maximilian Golla

Tenure-Track Faculty at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany

Hello there!


I am a researcher interested in usable security and privacy. I graduated in computer science and specialized in information security and developed an interest in usability and human factors in computer security.

Since October 2023, I am a tenure-track faculty at CISPACISPA and the lead for the MaxLabMaxLab. I received my Ph.D. from RUBRuhr University Bochum, where I focused on exploring the usability and security of password-based user authentication. Later, I did a postdoc at the MPI-SPMax Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum, Germany.

My research focuses on computer security, privacy, and human-computer interaction (HCI). In particular, I am working on reinforcing the security of passwords by driving the adoption of two-factor, risk-based, and passwordless authentication. In the area of usable privacy, I am exploring users' perceptions of online behavioral advertising, data collection, and tracking, and I am analyzing the privacy risks of disruptive technologies.