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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

When the power of computing and communications technology was unleashed for the benefit of the society, only the good intentions were at heart and not enough attention was paid to the possible illegal and unethical activities in cyberspace. The intrinsic nature of Information Technology (IT) is such that, in today's world, even what is thought to be a simple criminal behavior could cause colossal damage to the society. The need to pay attention to the security issues in IT has been recognized, as evidenced by a major emphasis on security in industry and education. While it may take considerable research and development effort to bring about infrastructures and applications that are fundamentally security-centric, there is need to cope with the prevailing information security problems. Educational institutions, for their part, have responded by initiating security related research and curricula.

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