Below are a selection of introductory texts on Security through Values in Design. If you are looking for a more comprehensive list, please visit the Library. If you are looking for other special collections, see VID Basics or Privacy.


Camp, LJ (2003) “Design for Trust” in Trust, Reputation and Security: Theories and Practice. Rino Falcone, Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Friedman, B., & Thomas, J. C. (1999). (Organizer and Panelists). “Trust me, I’m accountable: Trust and accountability online.” CHI 99 Extended abstracts of the conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 79-80). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

Neumann, P.G. et. al. (1998). “The risks of key recovery, key escrow, and trusted third-party encryption.” World Wide Web Journal (Web Security: A Matter of Trust). Note: This is a reissue of the May 27, 1997 report, with a new preface evaluating what happened in the intervening year.

Nissenbaum, H. “Will Security Enhance Trust Online, or Supplant It?” Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Dilemmas and Approaches. Roderick M. Kramer & Karen S. Cook, Editors Volume VII in the Russell Sage Foundation Series on Trust. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2004.

Nissenbaum, H. (in press) “Can Trust be Secured Online? A Theoretical Perspective.” Etica e Politica.

Whitworth, B. and Moor, A. (2003) “Legitimate By Design: Towards Trusted Socio-Technical Systems.” Behavior and Information Technology. 22 (1), 31-51.


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