Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Usable Security

Many people believe that you cannot have both security and ease of use. This simply is not true. The goal of the Whisper Project, organized by members of the Security Research Group in PARC's Computer Science Laboratory, is to build new technologies that allow users to easily manage their own security. These technologies are based on the following key concepts:
  • Infer security requirements from user actions.
  • Provide useful and convenient interaction primitives for users to control their security environment.

Xerox Parc: Usable Security