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12. Information Systems Security


Track Chairs:


Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, USA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Robert Willison, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Track Description:


With organisations increasingly reliant on IS, there is a corresponding need for securing such systems. These needs are reflected in recent governance frameworks that guide increasing focus on the audit and control of organisational information technologies. This critical situation is particularly pressing with the increase in attacks from a plethora of threats, be they external (e.g. hackers and viruses) or internal (e.g. dishonest employees) in nature. Failure to develop effective IS security can not only leave organisations vulnerable to threats, but also to legal action. The possible consequences include financial loss, damaged reputations, and penalties under law.


This background provides the demand and motivation for research which examines and explores the multiplicity of problems and challenges posed by IS security. The aim of this track, therefore, is to provide a forum in which high quality research can be advanced and debated.


Suggested topics:


  • IS security in systems analysis and design
  • IS security governance and management
  • IS risk analysis and management
  • Development of IS security policies
  • IS security education and awareness
  • IS security economics
  • IS security and control audits
  • Information security management standards
  • Social, legal and ethical aspects of IS security
  • Research methods and issues in IS security


Associate Editor:


- Thomas Wolfl, University of Regensburg, Germany