Beautement, A; Sasse, A; (2009) The economics of user effort in information security. Computer Fraud & Security , 2009 (10) 8 - 12. 10.1016/S1361-3723(09)70127-7.
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A significant number of security breaches result from employees' failures to comply with security policies. The cause is often an honest mistake, such as when an employee enters their password in a phishing website, believing it to be a legitimate one.1 It can also be a workaround when faced with an impossible task, such as when an employee has so many different passwords that they must be written down.
|Title:||The economics of user effort in information security|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Title prior to publication: The Compliance Budget: The economics of user effort in information security|
|Keywords:||compliance budget, compliance, security behaviour, Security policies|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science|
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