Alma Whitten, J.D. Tygar
[Published on 12 April 2000 / Last Updated on 24 Jan. 2013]
Human factors are perhaps the greatest current barrier to effective computer security. Most security mechanisms are simply too difficult and confusing for the average computer user to manage correctly. Designing security software that is usable enough to be effective is a specialized problem, and user interface design strategies that are appropriate for other types of software will not be sufficient to solve it.