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The acceptance of biometric security services appears to be affected by several factors, one of which may be the context in which it is used. In this study, 24 participants were asked to roleplay the use of a fingerprint biometric identification system when making purchases at an online bookstore. The results show differences in opinions about the biometric… (More)
While healthcare organizations strive to increase control of network access, clinicians need unencumbered access to data. Clinicians make unconscious decisions daily to comply with security measures or to live with a certain level of insecurity to get their job done.
Healthcare providers and their IT staff, working in an effort to balance appropriate accessibility with stricter security mandates, are considering the use of a single network sign-on approach for authentication and password management. There is an inherent tension between an authentication mechanism's security strength and the privacy implications of using… (More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare providers and their IT staff, working in an effort to balance appropriate accessibility with stricter security mandates, are considering the use of a single network sign-on approach for authentication and password management. Single sign-on (SSO) promises to improve usability of authentication for multiple-system users, increase… (More)
Healthcare organizations are struggling to meet industry best practices for information security as well as complying with regulatory requirements. Single sign-on technology is emerging as a leading technology for password authentication management and promises to improve security while curbing system maintenance costs. While the technology seems to be a… (More)
This study examines the two analytical tools—Privacy Impact Assessments and the classic risk analysis model in an effort to understand their utility and efficacy as tools to assess privacy risk, particularly for assessing the privacy risks of vote verification technologies. Our findings suggest that neither tool alone provides a complete assessment of… (More)
Scholars at UMBC, working through the National Center for the Study of Elections of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, conducted a technical review of vote verification systems for the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE). Initially, the review was supposed to include up to seven systems from the following organizations and… (More)