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Integrating Information Security and Assurance into MIS Curriculums

Integrating Information Security and Assurance into MIS Curriculums
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Author(s): Jeffrey W. Merhout (Miami University, USA) and Douglas Havelka (Miami University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 2
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch245
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


The American popular press has published many stories about information systems security and privacy breaches in recent months. As a result, organizations collecting and storing data have to deal proactively with information security issues. Not coincidentally, the demand for information security literacy is increasing rapidly, spurred in part because of increased regulatory requirements, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). In order to help meet this demand, management information systems (MIS) and accounting information systems (AIS) departments in universities need to develop courses and perhaps even curricula to educate students about the strategic, managerial, organizational and regulatory issues of security in addition to the technical details. Moreover, one of the more interesting developments in information assurance is the increasing demand for information technology (IT) auditors, even from among non-accounting graduates (such as MIS majors).

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