M. Angela Sasse


Security researchers identified 15 years ago that passwords create too much of a burden on users. But despite much research activity on alternative authentication mechanisms, there has been very little change for users in practice, and the implications for individual and organisations productivity are now severe. I argue that – rather than looking for alternative ‘front-end’ solutions, we must re-think the nature of authentication: we must drastically reduce the number of explicit authentication events users have to participate in, and use advanced technologies to implicitly authenticate users, without disrupting their productive activity.

Date: August 30, 2013 Presented: Secure Data Management: 10th VLDB Workshop, SDM 2013, Trento, Italy, August 30, 2013 Published: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8425, 2014, pp 33-36 Publisher: Springer Full Text: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-06811-4_7