International Research Association of Computer Science and Technology (IRACST)
Today by growth of hardware and software technologies new developed products are delivering more facilities while their security configuration is becoming more and more complicated. Security configuration of network-based products is not comprehensible for every user and therefore degrades system usability dramatically. IKM is a cryptographic key management framework which empowers end-user systems to generate keys for preserving security while it also has potential of usability enhancement particularly for network-based products. This paper describes background of security usability, IKM key management framework, and proposes a new method for using IKM to deliver security and usability features for designed network-based systems.