Computer Vulnerability + Anthropology

Computer vulnerabilities disclosures are complex social processes composed of several steps and are highly sensitive in nature. The analysis of such processes aims to identify the main socio-cultural and technical constructions of computer (in)securities. These vulnerabilities create crises and controversies beyond the computer security arena and we aim to trace these developments by analyzing how vulnerabilities are “translated” into two different forums: when they are handled by computer experts involved in operational security and when they are embedded in advocacy initiatives by concerned groups or organizations. These research sections analyze the complex trajectories of computer security issues sprawling amongst experts, professionals and civic circles.

Who are we?

Based at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, this project is led by Prof. David Bozzini.

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