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Security and Usability Edited by Lorrie Faith Cranor and Simson Garfinkel O'Reilly, 714 pages, $44.95 @exb Security and Usability @exe It has become fashionable for information security professionals to blame poorly designed user interfaces as the root cause of many security failures. But until now, little has been available outside of academic literature to support these allegations. Security and Usability could create a paradigm shift in its field. Its editors--Lorrie Faith Cranor and Simson Garfinkel, both academically trained computer scientists--have produced a text that explains one of the most important security concepts: Usability issues are inextricably linked to the information system security. Usability and Security introduces infosecurity pros to several new security fields: human-computer interaction, usability design and data privacy. As we move beyond the Stone Age of our profession, only the inflexible or indolent can choose to remain ignorant of these new ways to approach security issues. "The user is the enemy" has now become a cliché of ... Access >>>
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