Behavioral and policy issues in information systems security: the insider threat

Warkentin, Merrill and Willison, Robert (2009) Behavioral and policy issues in information systems security: the insider threat. European Journal of Information Systems, 18. pp. 101-105. ISSN 0960-085X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2009.12

Abstract

Modern global economic and political conditions, technological infrastructure, and socio-cultural developments all contribute to an increasingly turbulent and dynamic environment for organizations, which maintain information systems (IS) for use in business, government, and other domains. As our institutions (economic, political, military, legal, social) become increasingly global and inter-connected; as we rely more on automated control systems to provide us with energy and services; and as we establish internet-based mechanisms for coordinating this global interaction, we introduce greater vulnerability to our systems and processes. This increased dependence on cyberspace also inflates our vulnerability – isolation is no longer an option. Perhaps no aspect of this phenomenon is as alarming and challenging as the need to understand and address the various risks to the security of the IS on which we depend.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/547

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