Desktop security as a three-dimensional problem

G.R.S. Weir, N. Zonidis

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In this paper we argue against viewing computer desktop security solely as a technical issue. Instead, we propose a perspective that combines three related dimensions: technical infrastructure, usability and user engagement. In this light, we suggest that a viable approach to desktop security should embrace these three key dimensions of the end-user context. An example desktop application is described that has been engineered to embody these dimensions in support of the desktop user.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-302
Number of pages10
JournalKM ITL science and technology journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • desktop security
  • security applications
  • usability
  • user engagement


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