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Attitudes of Australian information system managers against online attackers

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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: Computer Security; Hacking; Information Systems; Policy

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/09685220110394749

Publication date: 2001-07-04

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