User authentication

Alternatives, effectiveness, and usability

Authored by: Steven Furnell

Human-Computer Interaction and Cybersecurity Handbook

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138739161
eBook ISBN: 9781315184319
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Authentication is the most readily recognized aspect of cybersecurity for most users, being encountered and used multiple times per day across various devices and services. It is fundamentally about ensuring that the right people have access, by checking that they are who they are claiming to be. Consequently, authentication represents a key aspect of security, as it typically represents the frontline protection standing between a system and a would-be impostor.

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