This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

US researchers awarded grants for home computer security research

Researchers at Michigan State University have received grants totaling about $500,000 to seek ways to help people increase the security of their home computers. The researchers will study how to help home users better understand security issues by carrying out surveys of public opinion on computer security and experiments to find out how people learn about security.
There hasn't been a great deal of research into home computer security so this will be an interesting activity, and it is good that they are starting by trying to understand the users. The next step should be to see how to incoporate security tools and help, into applications and web sites in a more novice friendly way.

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