Comparing Password Management Software: Toward Usable and Secure Enterprise Authentication

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Show simple item record Arias Cabarcos, Patricia Marín López, Andrés Palacios, Diego Almenares Mendoza, Florina Díaz Sánchez, Daniel 2016-11-02T08:38:00Z 2016-11-02T08:38:00Z 2016-10-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IT Professional, v. 18, n. 5, pp. 34-40.
dc.identifier.issn 1520-9202
dc.description.abstract In today's corporate IT systems, employees routinely repeat an undeniable pattern: accessing a huge number of password-protected services. In this regard, although deploying a strong enterprise password policy can increase security against online breaches and data leaks, it also imposes a significant usability burden on users. To alleviate this problem, password managers (PMs) are considered user-friendly tools that automate password generation and login processes. But how secure and usable are these tools? The authors analyze the four most popular PMs with free versions from both security and usability perspectives. The comparison leads to recommendations on enterprise PM selection, as well as to the identification of new lines of research and development on usable authentication.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported partly by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under project INRISCO (TEC2014-54335-C4-2-R), and by the State of Madrid (Spain) under contract number S2013/ICE-2715 (e-Madrid).
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE
dc.subject.other Authentication
dc.subject.other Password protection
dc.subject.other Access control
dc.subject.other Computer security
dc.subject.other Privacy,usability
dc.subject.other Cybersecurity
dc.subject.other Security
dc.subject.other Password managers
dc.title Comparing Password Management Software: Toward Usable and Secure Enterprise Authentication
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2014-54335-C4-2-R
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2013/ICE-2715
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 34
dc.identifier.publicationissue 5
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 40
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IT Professional
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 18
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000018234
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