Issues in Information Systems
This a follow-on to previous IACIS 2018 & 2019 presentations that reported on a needs analysis of information systems security education at a 2,500-student college of business in an 11,000-student university in the Upper Midwest USA (UWEC). This year we bring in some results from a 1,700-student college of business in a 6,500- student university in the Southeast USA (GCSU). Preliminary Results are summarized in tables 1 and 2. In this study we compare MIS majors and Business Students and find little differences and conclude much more research is needed. Security of information systems is becoming more crucial by the day (Cerrudo, 2017), both conceptual knowledge and skill in tool use being necessary (Tarala, 2011). Countering this trend is the growing perception that young adults preparing to enter the work force are increasingly uninformed about basic endpoint security concepts and tools (Schaffhauser, 2015). This is counterintuitive given the widely assumed familiarity with information technology of contemporary young adults (Anderson & Rainie, 2012).
Elder, K. L., & Hilton, T. S. E. (2020). Information Systems Security Education: MIS Majors and Business Majors in AACSB College of Businesses. Issues in Information Systems, 21(4), 168-177.