Can IT Security be improved with better IT Leadership in the 21st Century University?

Stewart, Glenn & Thelander, Neil (2005) Can IT Security be improved with better IT Leadership in the 21st Century University? In Romano, N (Ed.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Americas Conference On Information Systems, 11 - 14 August 2005, United States of America, Nebraska, Omaha.

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Organizations generally are not responding effectively to rising IT security threats because people issues receive inadequate attention. The stark example of IT security is just the latest strategic IT priority demonstrating deficient IT leadership attention to the social dimension of IT. Universities in particular, with their devolved people organization, diverse adoption of IT, and split central/local federated approach to governance and leadership of IT, demand higher levels of interpersonal sophistication and strategic engagement from their IT leaders. An idealized model for IT leaders for the 21st century university is proposed to be developed as a framework for further investigation. The testing of this model in an action research study is proposed.

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ID Code: 25071
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN, Leadership, CIO, IT Security, Action Research
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:55
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 22:08

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