Security Fictions

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Method Overview

Security Fictions is a role-playing game, designed for teams of software developers to identify various security threats in their software and how to better approach these issues 

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Getting Started

You will need:

Participants: 7

Steps (Merrill, N.):

  1. Introduce the game and its rules
  2. Proceed through the Impersonation Fiction scenario
  3. Proceed through the Stalking Fiction scenario
  4. Proceed through the Political Profiling Fiction scenario
  5. Discuss and reflect on the resolutions you came to 

Further Reading

Security Fictions


Merrill, N. (2020). Security fictions. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference.

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