Information Security and Task Interdependence: An Exploratory Investigation

Kenneth Knapp, Thomas Marshall
2007 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)  
This sequential qualitative-quantitative study investigates reported levels of task interdependence by certified information security professionals from organizations worldwide. The empirical tests show that information security ranked high in task interdependence compared to other information system related tasks. Additionally, comparing results from a different survey, information security work demonstrates higher levels of reported task interdependence than telecommunications software
more » ... ment work. We present the results of a demographic analysis of the survey taken by 936 certified information security professionals. Overall, the results suggest that information security work in organizations requires high levels of task interdependence. These findings have implications for researchers by identifying task interdependencerelated topics for future study. For practitioners, these findings provide relevant insight into the nature of information security work in organizations.
doi:10.1109/hicss.2007.273 dblp:conf/hicss/KnappM07 fatcat:qc2s2igstnaq3jj3yu4llpbaw4