[AISWorld] KM and Information Security Minitrack, HICSS51

Murray Jennex mjennex at mail.sdsu.edu
Fri May 5 03:23:34 EDT 2017

*HICSS 2018 January 3-6, 2018 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii*


*TRACK:* Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems

*MINITRACK:* Knowledge Management and Information Security Minitrack

The purpose of this Minitrack is to focus on research on the intersection
of knowledge management and organizational or individual security.
Specifically, we have heard and read many times in the last several decades
that the most important asset of an organization is the knowledge of its
employees. While this knowledge can be a target of sophisticated
cyber-attacks or fraud, most likely the leaking of knowledge can happen
because of careless organizational practices, asset misuse, or behavior of
employees. Organizations put in place many technology-based security
measures (firewalls, filtering systems) to guard against attacks, yet it is
not that easy to guard against the human-side of security practices. An
organization can have the best security technology in place, yet a careless
employee talking or emailing or posting on Facebook about the ‘new
development’ at the company bypasses all this security technology with ease.

Furthermore, one can find lot of information about current projects done by
a company by searching the web. How can an organization effectively protect
its intellectual property remains an unanswered question. What type of
security and intelligence techniques are out that that can protect the
intellectual property? What are the best ways to train employees so that
they would spot potentially criminal activity, such as fraud, among
employees? Could crowdsourcing be used in this case, meaning asking
employees to vote on a particular issue to determine whether it represents
a potential threat? Could implementation of KMS potentially cause legal
problems because some KM artifacts could be uncovered during discovery and
used as evidence against a company?

·        This minitrack seeks papers that investigate issues related to
security and protection of intellectual assets and explore how
organizations can use security measures to protect their KM practices.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

   - Securing intellectual assets;
   - Filtering messages regarding current business practices on social
   media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)
   - Legal concerns when implementing KMS;
   - Techniques used to scan employee communication channels (e.g., email,
   Facebook, text messages);
   - Security strategies within and outside the company boundaries;
   - Training employees on potential threats to security breaches;
   - Preventative measures to secure KM assets;
   - Knowledge loss risk management;
   - Impact of immigration and cultural issues on potential KM security
   - Using KM security to mitigate impacts of retirement and worker
   - Measuring risk of knowledge loss due to security breach;
   - Security models and architectures for knowledge systems;
   - Modeling risk in knowledge systems;
   - Tradeoffs in knowledge systems between security and knowledge sharing;
   - Technologies for knowledge system security.


*Alexandra Durcikova* (Primary Contact)
The University of Oklahoma
alex at ou.edu

*Murray E. Jennex*
San Diego State University
mjennex at mail.sdsu.edu


*Deadline for paper submissions:              *June 15, 2017   11:59 PM Hawaii

*Notification of acceptance:                         *August 17, 2017

*Final paper due:               *                                September
22, 2017

*Conference:*                                                       January
3-6, 2018


Please see http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/ for
author instructions.

Alexandra Durcikova, PhD

Assistant Professor of MIS

The University of Oklahoma

307 West Brooks, Room 305D

Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4006

Ph: (405) 325-3213

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