Privacy Implications for Single Sign-on Authentication In a Hospital Environment
Authors: Rosa R. Heckle, Wayne G. Lutters

Date: July 2007
Publication: Proceedings of the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2007
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon
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Abstract or Summary:
Healthcare providers and their IT staff, working in an effort to balance appropriate accessibility with stricter security mandates, are considering the use of a single network sign-on approach for authentication and password management. There is an inherent tension between an authentication mechanismís security strength and the privacy implications of using that authentication technology. This is particularly true with single sign-on authentication. While single sign-on does facilitate authentication, our on-going field work in a regional hospital reveals several unanticipated privacy implications.

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