SICSA Cyber Security Talk: ‘Creative ways to measure actual cybersecurity behaviours in research’

Date(s) - 14/05/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The SICSA Cyber Security Research Theme is pleased to invite you to join them for a talk by Prof Merrill Warkentin, Endowed Professor of Information Systems, and a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at MSU.

Title: Creative ways to measure actual cybersecurity behaviours in research.

Abstract: As cyber security behavioural researchers, we have to find ways to ensure that our attempts to help end users behave securely are having the effect we want them to have. We often use surveys or post awareness training quizzes as measures, but these are proxies rather than accurate reflections because they measure behavioral intention rather than actual behaviours. I will talk about how to carry out lab and field experiments, or use games, to improve the measures we use.

Short Bio: Merrill Warkentin is the James J. Rouse Endowed Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business and a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State University, and was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2018. His research, primarily on the impacts of organizational, contextual, and dispositional influences on individual behaviors in the context of information security and privacy and in social media (cited over 14,000 times (h-index = 34), has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Information & Management, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, and others. He is the author or editor of seven books, and has authored or co-authored over 300 published manuscripts, including 90 peer reviewed journal articles. He ranks #15 in the world (2016-2018) in number of publications in the AIS Senior Scholar Basket of Journals. He serves or has served in editorial roles for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the AIS, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, and other journals. He has held officer and other leadership positions at AIS, DSI, IFIP, and ACM. His work has been funded by NATO, NSF, NSA, DoD, Homeland Security, IBM, and others. He has chaired several international conferences and was the Program Co-Chair for the 2016 AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

You can register to join this talk via the Eventbrite link.   A WebEx link will be sent to everyone who signs up via Eventbrite.

The organiser of this event is SICSA Cybersecurity.  Please contact Professor Karen Renaud or Dr Deepayan Bhowmik if you have any questions about SICSA Cybersecurity.

This entry was posted in .