Katsiaryna (Kate) Labunets

Katsiaryna (Kate) Labunets

Postdoctoral Researcher
@ TU Delft

Personal Profile

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management, section Safety & Security Science of the Delft University of Technology. I am involved in H2020 CYBECO project aiming to integrate multidisciplinary research methods from Behavioural Economics, Statistics, Game and Decision Theory, Security Engineering and Behavioral Psychology in order to develop new concepts and models that are combined within a prototype software architecture (CYBECO Toolbox 2.0).

Till May 2017 I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Security group at the University of Trento (Italy). I got my PhD degree in Information and Communication Technology from the same university in April 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Massacci. The title of my PhD thesis is "Security Risk Assessment Methods: An Evaluation Framework and Theoretical Model of the Criteria Behind Methods' Success".

My research interests are in empirical methods for security, risk assessment, and cyber insurance.

Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher at TU Delft (Netherlands)

Jun 2017 - now

Duties: research on behavioral incentives for cyberinsurance; coordination of research work in CYBECO work package on policy recommendations.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Trento (Italy)

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Duties: research on empirical evaluation of security risk assessment methods; contribution to the research project proposals for H2020 program; supervision of junior researchers.

Research Projects

CYBECO -- Supporting Cyberinsurance from a Behavioural Choice Perspectiv

June 2017 - now

JESE -- Joint seminar series "Empirical Software Engineering"

Dec 2015 - May 2017

EMFASE -- Empirical Framework for Security Design and Economic Trade-Off

Sep 2013 - Mar 2016

NESSOS -- Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems

Oct 2012 - Mar 2014

Education

University of Trento, Italy

Nov 2011 - Apr 2016

PhD in Information and Communication Technology.
Thesis: "Security Risk Assessment Methods: An Evaluation Framework and Theoretical Model of the Criteria Behind Methods' Success"

Belarussian State University, Minsk, Belarus

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

MSc in Mathematics.
Thesis: "Fuzzy Graphs and Fuzzy Hypergraphs"

Belarussian State University, Minsk, Belarus

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

Diploma of Science in Mathematics.
Thesis: "Fuzzy Line Graphs of Fuzzy Hypergraphs"

Publications

  1. K. Labunets, F. Massacci, and A. Tedeschi. Graphical vs. Tabular Notations for Risk Models: On the Role of Textual Labels. To appear in Proc. of ESEM 2017. Authors' draft version is available at SSRN.
  2. K. Labunets, A. Janes, M. Felderer, and F. Massacci. Teaching predictive modeling to junior software engineers---seminar format and its evaluation: poster. In Proc. of ICSE-C 2017. Authors' draft paper and poster.
  3. K. Labunets, F. Massacci, and F. Paci. On the Equivalence Between Graphical and Tabular Representations for Security Risk Assessment. In Proc. of REFSQ 2017. Authors' draft.
  4. K. Labunets, F. Massacci, F. Paci, S. Marczak, F. Moreira de Oliveira. Model Comprehension for Security Risk Assessment: An Empirical Comparison of Tabular vs. Graphical Representations. Empirical Software Engineering, 2017. Available at SSRN.
  5. O. Gadyatskaya, K. Labunets, and F. Paci. Towards Empirical Evaluation of Automated Risk Assessment Methods. In Proc. of CRiSIS 2016.
  6. K. Labunets, Y. Li, F. Massacci, F. Paci, M. Ragosta, B. Solhaug, K. Stølen, and A. Tedeschi. Preliminary Experiments on the Relative Comprehensibility of Tabular and Graphical Risk Models. In Proc. of SIDs 2015. Available online.
  7. K. Labunets, F. Paci, and F. Massacci. Which Security Catalogue Is Better for Novices? In Proc. of EmpiRE Workshop at IEEE RE 2015. Available online.
  8. M. de Gramatica, K. Labunets, F. Massacci, F. Paci, and A. Tedeschi. The Role of Catalogues of Threats and Security Controls in Security Risk Assessment: An Empirical Study with ATM Professionals. In Proc. of REFSQ 2015. Available online.
  9. K. Labunets, F. Massacci, F. Paci, M. Ragosta, B. Solhaug, K. Stølen, and A. Tedeschi. A First Empirical Evaluation Framework for Security Risk Assessment Methods in the ATM Domain. In Proc. of SIDs 2014. Available online.
  10. K. Labunets, F. Paci, F. Massacci, and R. Ruprai. An Experiment on Comparing Textual vs. Visual Industrial Methods for Security Risk Assessment. In Proc. of EmpiRE Workshop at IEEE RE 2014. Available online.
  11. R. Scandariato, F. Paci, L.M.S. Tran, K Labunets, K. Yskout, F. Massacci, and W. Joosen. Empirical Assessment of Security Requirements and Architecture: Lessons Learned. In: Advances in Engineering Secure Future Internet Services and Systems, volume 8431 LNCS, Springer, 2014.Available online.
  12. K. Labunets, F. Massacci, F. Paci, and L.M.S. Tran. An experimental comparison of two risk-based security methods. In Proc. of the ESEM 2013. Available online.

Talks

  1. [Nov 2017] K. Labunets. Graphical vs. Tabular Notations for Risk Models: On the Role of Textual Labels and Complexity. Presentation at ESEM 2017, Toronto, Canada. Slides.
  2. [Sep 2017] K. Labunets. Cyber risk and insurance. Presentation at Amsterdam Centre for Insurance Studies (ACIS) symposium, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Slides.
  3. [Mar 2017] K. Labunets. On the Equivalence Between Graphical and Tabular Representations for Security Risk Assessment. Presentation at REFSQ 2017, Essen, Germany. Slides.
  4. [Dec 2015] K. Labunets. Preliminary Experiments on the Relative Comprehensibility of Tabular and Graphical Risk Models. Presentation at SIDs 2015, Bologna, Italy. Slides.
  5. [Aug 2015] K. Labunets. Which Security Catalogue Is Better for Novices? Presentation at EmpiRE Workshop at IEEE RE 2015, Ottawa, Canada. Slidesx.

Work Experience

Business Systems Analyst at Itransition (Minsk, Belarus)

Nov 2009 - Oct 2011

Junior Business Systems Analyst at Itransition (Minsk, Belarus)

Jul 2008 - Nov 2009

 

More details on my work in idustry can be found on my LinkedIn page.

Contacts

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Delft University of Technology
Building 31, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft;
P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA
Delft, Netherlands