Despite existing approaches and techniques for securing corporate information assets, information security threats continue to challenge business and government. Research suggests that to improve the effectiveness of information security a clear understanding of the organisational context is required. We have used stakeholder salience and stakeholder networks lenses to identify key stakeholders who shaped the information security processes of a large Australian financial institution. We have also examined how the interrelationships between these stakeholders might impact on their role in a stakeholder network. Our research suggests that a number of key stakeholders exist who require attention and engagement from those responsible for information security. We also highlight several stakeholders that have traditionally been given lower priority, but should be seen as more important due to their positioning and influence on the stakeholder network. We suggest that a better understanding more concerted engagement with these stakeholders can assist information security teams in achieving organisational security objectives.
Soyref, Max and Seltsikas, Philip, "Information security: a stakeholder network perspective" (2013). ACIS 2013 Proceedings. 7.