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Invitation: Determining the key factors that lead to the adoption of password managers

July 25, 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Invitation: Determining the key factors that lead to the adoption of password managers

An IITPSA Western Cape Chapter SIG Event

Passwords form part of our daily routine and even though there are alternative authentication mechanisms, such as biometrics, passwords stubbornly persist. Passwords have been around for the last few decades, but also the challenges associated with users trying to create passwords that are strong and secure, remains.

Users are faced with a cognitive burden in managing passwords which often leads to poor password practices or users recycling passwords across various accounts. While there is no anticipated end to the use of passwords, scholars have identified that passwords need to be better supported – one such method is using a password manager.

There is a wealth of technical research relating to password managers, which has led to drastic improvements and the maturing of the technology. However, there is a little research on why people would choose to adopt password managers. To explore these factors, this research uses an adapted version of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2) that includes trust as an additional construct. Using empirical data, the results of the study show that performance expectancy, habit, and trust as key factors in the intention to adopt a password manager.

The presentation will be of interest to people interested in technology adoption, password manager, information security, trust, UTAUT2, PLS-SEM.


Presenter Raymond Maclean, Senior Systems Engineer, ICTS – University of Cape Town.

Raymond Maclean is currently a Senior Systems Engineer with the Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) department at the University of Cape Town. He has over 21 years’ experience in ICT; ranging from customer service, network technician and a hardware specialist; to a consultant in the Service Desk environment and as a Systems Engineer.

He has a passion for Information Technology and his interests include basic electronics, amateur radio, gaming, tinkering, security, scripting and automation.

Raymond studied Digital Forensics at UCT in 2017 and graduated in 2019 with a BCom Honours (First Class) specialising in Information Systems (IS).

Date: 25 July 2019

Time: 18h00 – 19h00

Venue:  ICTS on Main, 7 Main road, Mowbray, Western Cape

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/-26.2574526,28.1239714/ICTS+on+Main,+7+Main+road,+Mowbray/@-30.027722,18.8046575,6z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x1dcc5d1f7dcb55a5:0x68a5bde8a1bf672d!2m2!1d18.4716759!2d-33.9509188

Secure parking is available.

Delegate Fees:

IITPSA, ISACA, Women in IT & ISC2 Members: No charge | UCT staff and students: No charge | Non-members: R60. Each member may bring one non-member at no charge.

RSVP: alice@iitpsa.org.za

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July 25, 2019
18:00 - 19:00


ICTS on Main, 7 Main road, Mowbray, Western Cape