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European Information Security Multi-Conference (EISMC 2013)
Title: National Password Security Survey: Results
Author(s): Kirsi Helkala, Tone Hoddø Bakås
Keywords: Password security, Information security awareness, Survey
Abstract: Research, especially in the early 21st century, has shown that education is needed to change people's behaviour regarding password generation, management and storage. As our daily routines and duties have become more dependent on electronic services in the last decade, one could think that qualitative education is nowadays given to users. To verify this assumption we conducted a nation-wide, demographic survey in Norway with a sample of 1003 respondents at the age of 18 to 64. The results show that the education or proper guidance seldom is given leading to the outdated users' behavior.
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