Information security policies in the UK Healthcare Sector: A critical evaluation.

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dc.contributor.author Stahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968- en
dc.contributor.author Doherty, N. F. en
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Mark Christopher en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:36:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T10:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Stahl, B.C., Doherty, N.F. and Shaw, M.C. (2012) Information security policies in the UK healthcare sector: a critical evaluation. Information Systems Journal 22 (1) pp. 77-94 en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2575
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5553
dc.description.abstract Abstract: All organizations must take active steps to maintain the security and integrity of their information resources, and nowhere is this strategy more critical than in hospitals where issues of information accuracy and patient confidentiality are paramount. Of all the tools at the information security manager's disposal, none is more widely valued and used than the information security policy. Much research therefore concentrates on the way in which information security policies contribute to the protection of systems from internal and external threats. Such work is legitimate and important, but it often fails to explore alternative views of security and related policies. Against this backdrop, this paper seeks to provide novel insights into the role and purpose of information security policies by reviewing them through a critical theoretical lens. It presents the results of a critical discourse analysis which looked for evidence of ideology and hegemony within a sample of information security policies from the UK’s National Health Service. The findings support the contention that an alternative description of information security policies from a critical perspective provides better insights into existing problems than most mainstream work. The paper concludes by discussing implications of the findings and future research avenues. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject information security en
dc.subject critical research en
dc.subject Habermas en
dc.subject ideology en
dc.subject hegemony en
dc.subject health care en
dc.title Information security policies in the UK Healthcare Sector: A critical evaluation. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2575.2011.00378.x
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1367395509_0910680227083_11_2


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