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The economics of user effort in information security

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. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: The economics of user effort in information security
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/S1361-3723(09)70127-7
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1361-3723(09)70127-7
Language: English
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
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/20099
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