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Heuristics and Biases: Implications for Security Design

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2 Author(s)
Vaibhav Garg ; Sch. of Inf. & Comput., Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN, USA ; Jean Camp

Failures of security technology are often attributed to individual fault. The lack of adoption of privacy enhancing technologies is explained as a societal failure, i.e., that people don't care. Security designers consider the individual user to be rational, certain, and self-optimizing. Thus, academic and practitioner efforts have focused on incentive alignment and education. But even the effectiveness of initiatives such as security education can be improved if well-known human decision heuristics are taken as initial inputs to improve technical solutions, rather than sources of failure to be bemoaned.

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IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 1 )