Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues

Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues

Merrill Warkentin (Mississippi State University, USA) and Rayford Vaughn (Mississippi State University, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 406
ISBN13: 9781591409113|ISBN10: 159140911X|EISBN13: 9781591409137|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-911-3

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Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues brings together authoritative authors to address one of the most pressing challenges in the IT field – how to create secure environments for the application of technology to serve future needs.

This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, academia and industry, computer science and MIS. The chapters provide an integrated, holistic perspective on this complex set of challenges, supported with practical experiences of leading figures from all realms. Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues provides an excellent collection for corporate executives who are charged with securing their systems and data, students studying the topic of business information security, and those who simply have an interest in this exciting topic.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Merrill Warkentin is a professor of MIS at Mississippi State University. He has published over 125 research manuscripts, primarily in eCommerce, computer security management, and virtual team research, in books, proceedings, and journals such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Journal of End User Computing, Journal of Global Information Management, and others. Professor Warkentin is the co-author or editor of four books, and is currently an associate editor of Information Resources Management Journal and Journal of Information Systems Security. Dr. Warkentin has served as a consultant to numerous organizations and has served as National Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Previously, Dr. Warkentin held the Reisman Research Professorship at Northeastern University in Boston, where he was also the Director of MIS and E-Commerce programs. Professor Warkentin holds BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Rayford Vaughn received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 1988. He is the Billie J. Ball Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and teaches and conducts research in the areas of Software Engineering and Information Security. Prior to joining the University, he completed a twenty-six year career in the Army where he commanded the Army's largest software development organization and created the Pentagon agency that today centrally manages all Pentagon IT support. While on active duty with the Army, he served a three-year assignment with the National Security Agency's National Computer Security Center where he authored national level computer security guidance and conducted computer security research. After retiring as a full Colonel in June 1995, he accepted a position as Vice President of DISA Integration Services, EDS Government Systems where he was responsible for a wide variety of technical service contracts. Dr. Vaughn has over 70 publications to his credit and is an active contributor to software engineering and information security conferences and journals. In 2004, Dr. Vaughn was named a Mississippi State University Eminent Scholar.

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