Information Security: A Scientometric Study

Information Security: A Scientometric Study

Bright Brabin Winsley, Muthukannan M.
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1482-5.ch017
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Scientometrics is the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of scientific literature. Information security is the art, science, and technique of securing the computer's systems, the data and information stored in computer systems, computer networks, and also the information security management. Information security is critical while designing an information system or an information service. Data related to information security research are downloaded from the Web of Science and analyzed for literature growth, top productive country, institution, and author, top funding agency, top contributing source title, and the area of research. This chapter reveals USA is the top contributing country while China is also making rapid strides in this field. Chinese funding agencies fund most of the research. However, English is the preferred language of communication.
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G. F. Khan et al. (2011) studied the growth pattern of e-government literature. The study showed that e-government studies pertaining to developing countries issues/ topics have rapidly increased during the last decade; covering a range of topics/ issues studied from socio-technical aspects. Frank Stech (2011) analyzed the concepts of deception, counter-deception, and deception detection in the cyber-space domain. Their objective was to conduct scientometric analyses of these concepts in the cyber-space domain. They observed that although various deceptive tactics are addressed in the cyber-security literature, it appears they are characterized more from the standpoint of technology than from their social, behavioral, or cognitive elements.

Paul Benjamin Lowry, et al (2013) conducted a scientometric study to make significant strides toward correcting the limitations in the ranking of mainstream Information System (IS) journals. Robert E. Crossler (2013) purpose of study is to highlight future directions for Behavioral Information Security research, which is a newer, growing area of research. The study presents information about challenges currently faced and future directions that Behavioral Information Security researchers should explore. These areas include separating insider deviant behavior from insider misbehavior, approaches to understanding hackers, improving information security compliance, cross-cultural Behavioral Information Security research, and data collection and measurement issues in Behavioral Information Security research.

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