Title

An Information-centric and Proactive Approach to Information Security teaching

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises Ltd

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

5286

Comments

Originally published as: Hutchinson, W. (2007). An information-centric and proactive approach to Information Security teaching. International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 1(4), 369-377. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper examines an approach to developing an Information Security course based on the expansion of the definition of information rather than one based solely on the security aspects of information technology. The paper argues that the definition of 'information' is crucial to the understanding of 'information security'. At present, Information Security concentrates mostly on the technological aspects of data, computer and network security. This techno-centric approach ignores the fact that the majority of information within an organisation is derived from other sources than computer stored data. The outcome is that the course is more human centric in its approach.

DOI

10.1504/IJICS.2007.015498

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1504/IJICS.2007.015498