The increasing demand for business analytics and cybersecurity professionals provides an exciting job outlook for graduates of information systems programs. However, the rapid proliferation of devices and systems that has spurred this trend has created a challenging ethical dilemma for those responsible for educating future generations of IT professionals. Many firms are collecting and storing as much data as possible in the hopes that technology might uncover useful insights in the future. This results in an ever-increasing challenge for those charged with protecting organizational assets and exerts pressure on executives seeking an analytical edge to remain profitable in a hyper-competitive marketplace. With this dilemma in mind, the panel will search for a delicate balance between unleashing the power of analytics and securing the sensitive data it consumes. Keywords
Young, Jacob; Biros, David; Schuetzler, Ryan; Stephens, Paul R.; Smith, Tyler J.; Syler, Rhonda A.; and Zheng, Shawn H., "When Programs Collide - A Panel Discussion on the Competing Interests of Analytics and Security" (2019). MWAIS 2019 Proceedings. 23.