Computer Security in the Introductory Business Information Systems Course: An Exploratory Study of Textbook Coverage

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Published by Heldref Publications in the Journal of Education for Business, volume 81 issue 1, 2005, p. 15-20. Bryant users may access this article here.


The authors conducted an evaluation of Management Information Systems (MIS) textbooks and found that computer security receives very little in-depth coverage. The textbooks provide, at best, superficial treatment of security issues. The research results suggest that MIS faculty need to provide material to supplement the textbook to provide adequate coverage of this important and timely issue.