Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
Resource Center

Usability Of Security

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Usability of Security Research Results

This work is part of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) Research and Development effort. Our goal is to provide guidance for policymakers, system engineers and security professionals so that they can make better decisions that enhance the usability of cybersecurity in their organizations. Ideally, these decisions should: (1) Have a basis in real empirical data, (2) Create solutions that are secure in practice, not just in theory, and (3) Take user needs and behavior into account.

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Mary Theofanos

Julie Haney


Security and Privacy: behavior, privacy, usability

Created November 17, 2016, Updated September 19, 2018