Information Systems Competence: An Information Warfare Disaster Waiting to Happen
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Business
Philosophically speaking, the IS industry is limited to the competency skill level when greater skill levels may be needed to effectively counter an information attack. Here is discussed the Dreyfus Skill Acquisition model and here it is applied to Information Systems (IS), and it is concluded that IS is in need of a rethink about what level of trained personnel it needs to counter a Systems Attack. It is posited that the IS industry has limited the training to 'rule following' or calculative rationality when it truly needs training in deliberative rationality, that is, intuitive problem solving as well.