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Computer & Information Sciences Professors and Doctoral Alumnus Present During WISP/ICIS

Pictured from left to right: Yair Levy, Ph.D., Professor at GSCIS and Captain/Dr. Steven Simon, Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy

Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor of information systems at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), co-chaired the Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) 2012, a pre-conference event of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Orlando, FL on December 15.

ICIS is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world. The workshop was a forum for scholars, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in information security and privacy to exchange ideas, while encouraging collaboration among the members of the Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) and others. WISP included featured keynote speaker Captain/Dr. Steven Simon, Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy.

Professor Levy also co-presented with Marlon Clarke, Ph.D., alumnus of GSCIS, their paper entitled “Initial Validation and Empirical Development of the Construct of Computer Security Self-Efficacy.” GSCIS alumnus Herbert Mattord, Ph.D. (assistant professor at Kennesaw State University), Levy, and Steven Furnell, Ph.D. (professor & head of school, School of Computing & Mathematics at Plymouth University, UK) presented a paper entitled “Assessing Relative Weights of Authentication Components: An Expert Panel Approach.”

Additionally, recent GSCIS alumnus Stalker Joshua, Ph.D., Levy, Yoram Eshet, Ph.D. (professor & head of the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies at the Open University of Israel), and James Parrish, Ph.D. (assistant professor of Information Systems at GSCIS) presented their paper entitled “A Reading Preference and Risk Taxonomy for Printed Proprietary Information Compromise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.” Parrish also co-presented with Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca their paper entitled, “Toward Better Decisions with Respect to IS Security: Integrating Mindfulness into IS Security Training.”

Information regarding WISP and ICIS can be found at and