David Siegel, Bill Reid, Susan Dray
IT Security as an Organizational Function It is a mantra of our profession that any search for strictly technical solutions that do not take the human and organizational elements into account is doomed to failure. This becomes especially interesting when it is borne out in an inherently technical realm, populated with "techies." In this article, we share highlights from a field study of IT security at three companies. In the winter and spring of 2005, we spent four hours interviewing and doing contextual inquiry with each of 30 IT professionals at three companies. All of these participants, who ranged…
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