Usability and Security

Usability and Security – Is a tradeoff necessary?

Usability is one of the main reasons for a successful software with user interaction. But often it is worsened by high security standards. Furthermore many use cases need authentication, authorisation and system access where high damage is risked when security possibilities get reduced. In this article the dependence of these two areas as  well as typical mistakes with their possible solutions are shown to bury a fallacy in IT: “There needs to be a tradeoff between security and usability”.

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