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6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2012)
Title: A Framework for Evaluating Usable Security: The Case of Online Health Social Networks
Author(s): Alexandros Yeratziotis, Darelle van Greunen, Dalenca Pottas
Keywords: Framework, usable security, heuristic evaluation, validation tool, three-phase process, online health social networks.
Abstract: It is vital that the development of security and privacy features for applications and websites are assessed for their usability. An assessment of such usability will increase the continuous and effective utilisation from the user perspective. However, owing to a lack of tools and methods this is difficult to achieve. There is thus a need for a usable security framework to facilitate the usability assessment of security and privacy features for applications and websites. This paper discusses such a framework within the context of online social networks that are particular to the health domain. The framework consists of three components: a three-phase process, a validation tool and a usable security heuristic evaluation. The paper begins by providing an overview of the complete conceptualised framework, which is followed by a more detailed discussion of the components.
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