To expand on my research on the human aspect of security, I created a simplified model to highlight the relationship between productivity and security. The main hypothesis, is that there is a productivity cost associated with the security controls.
The interactive simulation was created to allow users to implement their own security policies and observe the relationship between risk reduction and impact on productivity cost. Easy to understand visual feedback is available immediately for the users. This helps to understand security managers’ perspective when implementing security controls in a company.
The creation of the model was inspired by research conducted by Angela Sasse and her colleagues at the University College London.
Please get in touch if you have any feedback or would like to discuss the underlying research findings.