A framework for evaluating usable security: The case of online health social networks

A. Yeratziotis, D. Van Greunen, D. Pottas

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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 threephase 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2012
PublisherUniversity of Plymouth
Pages97-107
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781841023175
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2012 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Other

Other6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2012
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period6/06/128/06/12

Keywords

  • Framework
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Online health social networks
  • Three-phase process
  • Usable security
  • Validation tool

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    Yeratziotis, A., Van Greunen, D., & Pottas, D. (2012). A framework for evaluating usable security: The case of online health social networks. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2012 (pp. 97-107). University of Plymouth.