Information System Security (ISS) research has been identified as an area that IS researchers can and should contribute to. Our research in this area, however, may not yet demonstrate an ability to do better than experts and professionals in the field. This paper explores the last decade of ISS research across a selected basked of journals to determine how ISS research is continuing to fit into the broader base of IS topics. Additionally, we seek to explore the level of analysis and the subjects sampled with a focus on the role of students with respect to quality and generalizability. Finally, we look to better understand the role of the artifact in this research, and the types of artifacts that researchers are focusing on. We find that with a nearly 200% increase in ISS articles over the prior decade, with a strong focus on individuals and the firm/organization, that ISS research is an increasing and thriving area of IS research.
Kreider, C. (2021). A Decade in Review: An Exploration of the Level of Analysis and the Subjects for Information Systems Security (ISS) Research. The Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems, 8, 69-79. https://doi.org/10.17705/3JSIS.00018