Nerdhorn: Security vs Usability


As everywhere in IT security, it is also important in identity management that a measure is both secure and usable. Users can get creative if something is too time-consuming, annoying or otherwise impractical for them. Is there too many steps to authenticate on the notebook? Then the screen is not locked. Does the screen need to be locked after a few minutes of inactivity? Then silent music is playing. These are just two examples that I have come across so far.