Eva Gerlitz

I have been a part of the research group „Usable Security and Privacy“ since April 2019.

My research mainly addresses password policies and secure password storage and I am involved in some projects for the Centre for Digital Trust as well.

If you are interested in collaboration please feel free to contact me.

+49 228 73 60998
gerlitz [at] cs.uni-bonn.de


  • Bischoff, Claudia ; Gerlitz, Eva ; Smith, Matthew: Vision: I Don’t Want to Use My Phone! A Cognitive Walkthrough for YubiKeys (2020)
  • Naiakshina, Alena ; Danilova, Anastasia ; Gerlitz, Eva ; Smith, Matthew: On Conducting Security Developer Studies with CS Students: Examining a Password-Storage Study with CS Students, Freelancers, and Company Developers.. In: Bernhaupt, R. ; Mueller, F. ’Floyd’ ; Verweij, D. ; Andres, J. ; McGrenere, J. ; Cockburn, A. ; Avellino, I. ; Goguey, A. ; Bjøn, P. ; Zhao, S. ; Samson, B. P. ; Kocielnik, R. (eds.): CHI : ACM, 2020 — ISBN 978-1-4503-6708-0, pp. 1–13


  • Tiefenau, Christian ; Häring, Maximilian ; Gerlitz, Eva ; von Zezschwitz, Emanuel: Making Privacy Graspable: Can we Nudge Users to use Privacy Enhancing Techniques?. In: CoRR vol. abs/1911.07701 (2019)
  • Naiakshina, Alena ; Danilova, Anastasia ; Gerlitz, Eva ; von Zezschwitz, Emanuel ; Smith, Matthew: "If you want, I can store the encrypted password": A Password-Storage Field Study with Freelance Developers.. In: Brewster, S. A. ; Fitzpatrick, G. ; Cox, A. L. ; Kostakos, V. (eds.): CHI : ACM, 2019 — ISBN 978-1-4503-5970-2, p. 140