Contextual dependencies in information security systems

Peter Bednar, Moufida Sadok, Vasilios Katos

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This paper addresses the contextual dependencies related to the use of information systems security and criticizes the predominance of technical and formalized paradigm in the development and implementation of IS security policies and procedures. The underlying epistemology of our research lies in the interpretative paradigm. It explores the patterns of how the contextual use of information systems security is involved according to a business/organizational practice perspective. It elicits the detailed processes and practices that constitute the pragmatic perspective in developing information security activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Information Security & Privacy
Subtitle of host publicationAIS SIGSEC and IFIP TC 11.1 Workshop on Information Security & Privacy, WISP 2013, Milan, Italy, 2013.
EditorsFredrik Karlsson
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventWorkshop on Information Security & Privacy - MIlan, Italy
Duration: 14 Dec 2013 → …


ConferenceWorkshop on Information Security & Privacy
Abbreviated titleWISP 2013
Period14/12/13 → …


  • Information systems security, contextual analysis, socio-technical analysis, user engagement, information systems methodologies


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