Two Requirements for Usable and Secure Software Engineering

Date Added: Jan 2011
Format: PDF

Despite the acknowledged need for systems to be both usable and secure, the authors lack guidance on how developers might build such systems. Based on recent research, they believe evidence exists that blending techniques from security, usability, and software engineering can lead to effective design processes for building such systems. In this position paper, they discuss two requirements that need to be satisfied before blending can occur: treat security and usability as complementary, and provide convincing tools for developers.