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ERIC Number: EJ1139211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Higher Education Administrators Roles in Fortification of Information Security Program
Eyadat, Mohammad S.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v11 n2 p61-68 Fall 2015
Information systems produce significant benefits to organizations. Therefore, organizations invest tremendous amount of money and time to obtain and manage information in order to maintain a high level of performance and to remain competitive. There are many factors that can impact the organizational information management and performance. One of the significant factors is to keep organizational environment secure. Information Security program is considered as one of the key factors for making organizational environment more secure and efficient. The aim of this research is twofold: first, to investigate the impact of higher education administrators' roles in strengthen the institutional information security system. Second, to explore the state and the importance of information security program in higher education. This research paper is based on theoretical of the existing information security strategic and approaches and a case study conducted at 59 institutes. The findings indicated the lack support and supervision of the top management for information security program. An alarming and troublesome high rate of unawareness of security with no education and training programs available in the surveyed institutes. The lack of adequate knowledge and security implementation among the majority of the communities of the surveyed institutes showed the need to activate the roles of the administrators to deploy a well-designed information security system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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