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Computer security impaired by legal users

Besnard, Denis and Arief, Budi (2003) Computer security impaired by legal users. Technical report. CS-TR-794 (KAR id:58730)


Computer security has traditionally been assessed from a technical point of view. In this paper, we wish to adopt a cognitive standpoint and investigate some of the cognitive processes involved in computer security. One angle which is not considered very often is the active role played by legal users of systems in impairing the level of protection. In this paper, we thus attempt to highlight the cognitive processes underlying security impairments by legal users. This approach relies on the concept of trade-off. At the end of the paper, we propose a short usability-centered set of recommendations.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer security, cognitive psychology, trade-offs.
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 11:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
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