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ISM: Irrelevant Soporific Measures - Giving Information Security Management back its groove using sociomateriality
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Information security management is now a major concern for any organization regardless of its type, size, or activity field. Having an information security system that ensures theavailability, the confidentiality, and the integrity of information is not an option anymorebut a necessity. Information security management identifies difficulties with user behaviourand compliance that is centralized around policies, perceptions, and practices. In order to address how they affect information security management, these three issues are holistically explored using a sociomaterial framework to engage the understanding of human andnonhuman components. A case study of a university in Sweden was conducted and it was found that despite the sophistication of the IT system, human behaviours are a pertinent component of information security management, and not one that can be ignored.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2015.03
Keyword [en]
information security management, sociomateriality, users’ compliance, information security in public organizations
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101978OAI: diva2:806143
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Umeå university
Educational program
Master's Programme in IT Management
Available from: 2015-04-20 Created: 2015-04-17 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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