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Desktop security as a three-dimensional problem

Weir, G.R.S. and Zonidis, N. (2005) Desktop security as a three-dimensional problem. KM ITL science and technology journal, 5 (1). pp. 292-302. ISSN 1905-2367

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Abstract

In this paper we argue against viewing computer desktop security solely as a technical issue. Instead, we propose a perspective that combines three related dimensions: technical infrastructure, usability and user engagement. In this light, we suggest that a viable approach to desktop security should embrace these three key dimensions of the end-user context. An example desktop application is described that has been engineered to embody these dimensions in support of the desktop user.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2742
Keywords: desktop security, security applications, usability, user engagement, Electronic computers. Computer science, Risk Management
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk Management
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2007
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 06:37
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2742

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