School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
This paper presents an ongoing case study into stakeholder perceptions regarding information security management systems in emergent organisations operating in Western Australia. It takes a socio-political perspective on the problem of how to manage simultaneously virtual collaboration and information security management. A literature review introduces the context and history of the research. In light of this, it is proposed that social and political issues need to be researched and addressed before many of the existing technological strategies for information security will succeed. The research project is then outlined and the design and preliminary results presented. The results point to a lack of clarity and cohesion amongst stakeholders about how their information security management systems operate and who has ownership of the security function. This emerging trend is discussed and the plans for future research explained.