Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues

Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues

Marian Quigley (Monash University, Australia)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781591402862|ISBN10: 1591402867|EISBN13: 9781591402343|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-286-2


Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues brings together examples of the latest research, from a number of international scholars, addressing issues significant to this important and growing field of study. These issues are relevant to the wider society, as well as to the individual, citizen, educator, student, and industry professional. With individual chapters focusing on areas including: web accessibility, the digital divide, youth protection, and surveillance, this book provides an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and professionals currently working in information technology related areas.

Reviews and Testimonials

This timely book examines the ethics and security of information, and the social and organisational issues that surround its use. In considering information ethics, the authors examine the ethical problems caused by the open nature of the internet, the digital divide between its users and non-users, and general information access problems on both sides (from ensuring universal access to restricting access of minors to illicit material). The book further examines system security controls and assessment, cryptography and organisational security policies, and is essential reading for anyone interested in these topics or in information ethics and security generally.

– Craig Chatfield, Griffith University, Australia

Each chapter employs a consistent, well-stylized format and is written as an essay that essentially provides an overview of the current status of its topic. For those interested or professionally involved in the study of information ethics, this book will be a current and helpful resource. Recommended.

– CHOICE, Vol. 42, No. 06 (2005)

Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methologies, Tools, and Applications is a one-of-a-kind compilation of up-to-date articles related to information security and ethics. It is recommended that public and academic libraries have a copy available for students interested in computer science, information technology, and social sciences.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Marian Quigley, PhD, BA, HDTS (Art & Craft) is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, an Animation Curator for australianscreen online, and a freelance writer, editor, and artist. Marian has over thirty years of teaching experience in secondary and tertiary institutions teaching Art, English, Creative Writing, Communications, Media Studies and Information Ethics and has also supervised a number of postgraduate and honours students. Prior to her retirement in 2006, she was a senior lecturer, postgraduate coordinator and director of research in the Berwick School of Information Technology, Monash University. Marian’s major research interests are the social effects of information and communication technologies and animation. She has published three books: Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security (IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 2007); Women Do Animate: Interviews with 10 Australian Women Animators (Insight Publications, Mentone, Australia, 2005) and Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues (IRM Press, Hershey, PA, USA & London, UK, 2005), as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.