Title

How Addressing Implementation Issues Can Assist in Medical Information Security Governance.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Emerald

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

6055

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, P. (2008). How Addressing Implementation Issues can Assist in Medical Information Security Governance. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (pp. 116-125). Plymouth, UK. Organisation website available here

Abstract

Research has shown that multiple factors affect the implementation of effective information security in general medical practices. These relate to trust, capability, costs, time, knowledge level, poor implementation, attitude and inconsistencies in objectives. This paper discusses these issues, their affect on medical information security practice and their solutions as part of an information security governance process. At present there are more questions than answers to these issues, however identification of them is the first step to improve security practice in the medical environment.