An empirical study of three access control systems

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Access control systems are a key component of computer system security. This paper presents the results of an effort to understand the usability of current access control systems. A study was conducted to observe users of three access control systems: UNIX discretionary access control (DAC), SELinux, and a novel access control system, a File System Firewall (FSF), which we have designed and implemented. Several recommendations for improving user experiences with access control systems are presented based on our analysis of the study results. Copyright © 2013 ACM.

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SIN 2013 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks