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Usable Security – Results from a Field Study

dc.contributor.authorIacono, Luigi Lode_DE
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Hoai Vietde_DE
dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Hartmutde_DE
dc.contributor.editorZiegler, Jürgende_DE
dc.description.abstractSecurity has evolved into an essential quality factor of software systems. However, security features in software applications are often time-consuming, error-prone and too complicated for common users. This is mainly due to a limited consideration and integration of usability. As a consequence, users either circumvent security features or do not utilize them at all. Usable security is an advanced quality topic and an important research area of software systems. This area combines usability and security with the objective of making the use of security features in software effective, efficient and satisfying. In order to meet this challenge, the research project USecureD aims at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in facilitating the selection and incorporation of usable security by developing, evaluating and collecting principles, guidelines, patterns and tools for merging usability and security engineering. During the initiation phase of the USecureD project, an online study (N = 118) in conjunction with 10 interviews and 2 workshops have been conducted in order to identify the relevance and requirements of usability, security and usable security with a specific focus on SMEs. The obtained results are presented and derived implications are discussed in this paper.de_DE
dc.publisherDe Gruyterde_DE
dc.relation.ispartofi-com: Vol. 15, No. 2de_DE
dc.subjectUsable Securityde_DE
dc.subjectOnline Studyde_DE
dc.subjectExpert Workshopsde_DE
dc.subjectStructured Interviewsde_DE
dc.titleUsable Security – Results from a Field Studyde_DE
dc.typeText/Journal Articlede_DE