Usability Issues in Security

  • Yuko Murayama
  • Yasuhiro Fujihara
  • Yoshia Saito
  • Dai Nishioka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7622)


Usability issues in security have been discussed such that users could use the security tools easier. On contrary we presume another aspect of usability issues in security; an interface which causes a slight disturbance and discomfort so that a user would be aware of security threats and risks. The idea is that we should not feel Anshin to be secure. Anshin is a Japanese indicating the sense of security. We need a risk-aware interface to notice an insecure situation so that we would install security countermeasures. It is a warning interface for the insecure situations. We show how we could implement such an interface in a mail system to prevent users from sending email messages to incorrect destination addresses.


the sense of security security trust user survey warning interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuko Murayama
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Fujihara
    • 2
  • Yoshia Saito
    • 1
  • Dai Nishioka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Software and Information ScienceIwate Prefectural UniversityTakizawa-muraJapan
  2. 2.The Medical DepartmentHyogo College of MedicineKobe CityJapan

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