Dr. David Harborth

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Mobile Business and Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I received my PhD in information systems (business informatics) in 2021 with the grade summa cum laude. My supervisor was Professor Kai Rannenberg. From January to March 2020 I joined the Usable Security and Privacy Group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Berkeley Laboratory for Usable and Experimental Security (BLUES) as a visiting researcher. Prior to joining Goethe University as a doctoral candidate I was working as a Senior Associate at KPMG AG in the Financial Services area. Click here to download my complete CV.

Research Interests

My research covers three main areas:

Selected Publications

I publish my work in the Information Systems, HCI/Usable Privacy, and XR areas in top journals (e.g., Computers in Human Behavior, Behaviour & Information Technology, ACM SIGMIS Database for Advances in Information Systems, Computers & Security, PoPETs) and conferences such as SOUPS, ICIS, and ISMAR.

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Research on Augmented Reality

Research on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

Research on Technology Acceptance of Innovative Technologies


Research on Information Security

For all publications see: Google Scholar DBLP ResearchGate

Reviewer Assignments

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