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ICT professionals' perceptions of responsibility for breaches of computer security

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by M Barrett, K Garrety, J Seberry
With ubiquitous computer use and networking, concerns about security breaches have intensified. However the human element in security, especially perceptions of responsibility, is less well understood than technological solutions, and both are needed. Previous studies focus on ‘regular’ users rather than ICT specialists. This paper reports on a scenario-based survey of ICT professionals comparing their views on responsibility for typical and serious computer security breaches with what they believe senior, non computer-skilled managers believe. Results showed that ICT professionals are actually tougher on themselves than they think management would be and regard computer security as ‘their job’, yet feel misunderstood and under-appreciated in their organisations. The paper discusses potential organisational problems arising from this contradictory stance and suggests further research.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; University of Wollongong;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference