Attitudes of Australian information system managers against online attackers

Hutchinson, William and Warren, Matthew 2001, Attitudes of Australian information system managers against online attackers, Information management & computer security, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 106-111.

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Title Attitudes of Australian information system managers against online attackers
Author(s) Hutchinson, William
Warren, Matthew
Journal name Information management & computer security
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 106
End page 111
Publisher MCB University Press (Emerald)
Place of publication Bradford, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0968-5227
Keyword(s) computer security
hacking
information systems
policy
Summary Examines the attitudes of Australian IS/IT managers to the concept of cyber-vigilantism. Also, it explores the policies and procedures which have been set in place by various organisations to cope with concerted attacks on their systems. It finds that although a majority of managers do approve of the concept of “striking back”, only a minority are prepared for this eventuality. There appears to be complacency about the threats posed by organised, offensive attackers.
Language eng
Field of Research 080303 Computer System Security
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, MCB University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008420

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Information Technology
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