In the paradigm of information systems (IS), information security research has received increased attention from both academic researchers and industry practitioners alike. This intriguing phenomena is related to the growing recognition that, notwithstanding the advances in information technology (IT) for data collection, storage, and processing at a remarkable rate, users' concerns over security of what is surreptitiously collected and the privacy violations resulting from their misuse of IT have also skyrocketed. Such sophisticated threats as phishing, pharming, and spyware have further exacerbated users' worries about information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Therefore, understanding of pertinent issues in information security vis-a-vis technical, theoretical, managerial, and regulatory aspects of information systems is becoming increasingly important to the IT community.
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