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Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop

Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Steering Committee on the Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems
By Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National

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Despite many advances, security and privacy often remain too complex for individuals or enterprises to manage effectively or to use conveniently. Security is hard for users, administrators, and developers to understand, making it all too easy to use, configure, or operate systems... in ways that are inadvertently insecure. Moreover, security and privacy technologies originally were developed in a context in which system administrators had primary responsibility for security and privacy protections and in which the users tended to be sophisticated. Today, the user base is much wider--including the vast majority of employees in many organizations and a large fraction of households--but the basic models for security and privacy are essentially unchanged. Security features can be clumsy and awkward to use and can present significant obstacles to getting work done. As a result, cybersecurity measures are all too often disabled or bypassed by the users they are intended to protect. Similarly, when security gets in the way of functionality, designers and administrators deemphasize it. The result is that end users often engage in actions, knowingly or unknowingly, that compromise the security of computer systems or contribute to the unwanted release of personal or other confidential information. Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology discusses computer system security and privacy, their relationship to usability, and research at their intersection. --Publisher's description.
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ISBN 9780309160902
Released NZ 15 Oct 2010
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780309160902
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Oct 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Steering Committee on the Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems
By Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National
Category Privacy & Data Protection
Number of Pages 70
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 005.8
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Privacy, Right of - United States, Information technology - Security measures, User interfaces (Computer systems), Electronic data processing - Moral and ethical aspects, Electronic books
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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