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3rd Annual Workshop on Privacy Threat Modeling (WPTM) | 2024 USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-5

The Workshop on Privacy Threat Modeling seeks participation in the form of research findings, new ideas, and constructive feedback. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, industry specialists, and government representatives to collaborate on the topic of privacy threat modeling. While aspects of privacy risk modeling are relatively well developed, such as constructions of privacy harms, there has been insufficient discussion around approaches to modeling privacy threats, broadly construed. A holistic approach to representing privacy threats could inform privacy risk models and provide a common lexicon to accelerate conversations in the privacy community.


Topics of interest include:

  • Definitions of a privacy incident, attack, threat, and breach
  • Distinctions between privacy threats, privacy harms, and privacy vulnerabilities
  • Describing or categorizing privacy threats, including taxonomies or ontologies for privacy incidents, attacks, threats, and breaches
  • Applicability and limitations of security threat modeling techniques for privacy
  • Integration of threat models in privacy risk models and risk management
  • Privacy threat-informed defense
  • Qualitative versus quantitative threat modeling
  • Trade-offs between specific and general models
  • Operationalizing privacy threat models
  • Privacy threat case studies


Important Dates

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 – Submissions open for presentation proposals

Thursday, May 23, 2024 23:59 AOE – Submission deadline

Thursday, June 6, 2024 – Decisions announced

Thursday, August 8, 2024 – The 3rd Workshop on Privacy Threat Modeling


August 8
11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-5
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