The usability canary in the security coal mine: A cognitive framework for evaluation and design of usable authentication solutions

@article{Glass2016TheUC,
  title={The usability canary in the security coal mine: A cognitive framework for evaluation and design of usable authentication solutions},
  author={Brian Glass and Graeme Jenkinson and Yuqi Liu and M. Angela Sasse and Frank Stajano},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1607.03417}
}
Over the past 15 years, researchers have identified an increasing number of security mechanisms that are so unusable that the intended users either circumvent them or give up on a service rather than suffer the security. With hindsight, the reasons can be identified easily enough: either the security task itself is too cumbersome and/or time-consuming, or it creates high friction with the users’ primary task. The aim of the research presented here is to equip designers who select and implement… CONTINUE READING
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