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Assessment of current practices in creating and using passwords as a control mechanism for information access

dc.contributor.authorWessels, P. L.
dc.contributor.authorSteenkamp, L. P.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T12:39:42Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T12:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2007-06
dc.identifier.citationWessels, P.L. & Steenkamp, L.P. 2007. Assessment of current practices in creating and using passwords as a control mechanism for information access. South African Journal of Information Management, 9(2):1-14.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1560-683X (online)
dc.identifier.issn2078-1865 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19459
dc.descriptionThe original article is available at http://www.sajim.co.za/en_ZA
dc.description.abstractOne of the critical issues in managing information within an organization is to ensure that proper controls exist and are applied in allowing people access to information. Passwords are used extensively as the main control mechanism to identify users wanting access to systems, applications, data files, network servers or personal information. In this article, the issues involved in selecting and using passwords are discussed and the current practices employed by users in creating and storing passwords to gain access to sensitive information are assessed. The results of this survey conclude that information managers cannot rely only on users to employ proper password control in order to protect sensitive information.en_ZA
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.publisherAOSIS OpenJournalsen_ZA
dc.subjectData protectionen_ZA
dc.subjectComputer securityen_ZA
dc.subjectComputer networks -- Security measuresen_ZA
dc.subjectComputers -- Access control -- Passwordsen_ZA
dc.titleAssessment of current practices in creating and using passwords as a control mechanism for information accessen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderCopyright is retained by the author(s)en_ZA


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