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Effective computer security requires looking not just at technology,
but also at how it meshes with users in the real-world enterprises
depending on it. As part of a longer-term series of projects, we have
been looking at these issues-— particularly access control-— in a
variety of real-world enterprises. In previous work, we looked at
companies in the finance and software industries; this paper reports
on a study of a hospital's access control systems. Both studies employ
ethnographic methods to elicit observations on the failures of current
access control technologies in large, dynamic organizations;
participants in the corporate study were largely drawn from IT staff
members, whereas this clinical study involved a larger number of end
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Sara Sinclair and Sean W. Smith, "Access Control Realities As Observed in a Clinical Medical Setting." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2012-714, April 2012.
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