Title

Information Systems Competence: An Information Warfare Disaster Waiting to Happen

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Public Management

School

School of Business

RAS ID

564

Comments

La Vertu, E. (2002). Information systems competence: an information warfare disaster waiting to happen. In: Hutchinson, W. (Ed.). Protecting the infrastructure: 3rd Australian information warfare & security conference 2002. Churchlands, Australia: We-B Centre, School of Management Information Systems, School of Computer & Information Sciences, Edith Cowan University.

Abstract

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.

 
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