ACCESS: Describing and Contrasting Authentication Mechanisms

Renaud, K., Volkamer, M. and Maguire, J. (2014) ACCESS: Describing and Contrasting Authentication Mechanisms. In: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, Crete, Greece, 22 - 27 Jun 2014, pp. 183-194. ISBN 9783319076195 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07620-1_17)

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The password the almost universal authentication solution yet is buckling under the strain. It demonstrates insufficiency and weakness due to poor choice, reuse and ease of transfer. Graphical passwords, biometrics, and hardware tokens have been suggested as alternatives. Industry has, unfortunately, not embraced these alternatives. One possible explanation is the complexity of the choice process. To support authentication decision-markers we suggest a framework called ACCESS (Authentication ChoiCE Support System) which captures requirements, consults a knowledge base of existing authentication mechanisms and their properties, and suggests those mechanisms that match the specified requirements.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Karen and Maguire, Dr Joseph
Authors: Renaud, K., Volkamer, M., and Maguire, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Human-centred Security Research Group
Publisher:Springer International Publishing

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