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Sustainability 2016, 8(7), 638; doi:10.3390/su8070638

Leadership of Information Security Manager on the Effectiveness of Information Systems Security for Secure Sustainable Computing

Department of Business Administration, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06974, Korea
Academic Editors: James Park and Han-Chieh Chao
Received: 21 March 2016 / Revised: 9 June 2016 / Accepted: 28 June 2016 / Published: 7 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced IT based Future Sustainable Computing)
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Abstract

Information security has been predicted as a barrier for future sustainable computing. Regarding information security of secure sustainable computing, the role of information security managers has received attention. In particular, transformational leadership by information security managers should be stressed for persuading, directing, and controlling management and employees. This study shows that the transformational leadership (in forms such as idealized influence, individualized consideration, and inspirational motivation) of information security managers can improve the effectiveness of information security. The enforcement and relevance of information security policies could be mediating effects on the effectiveness of information security. This study collects data from governmental and public institutions in Korea. This study suggests the need for leadership education programs, and indicates that job training for information security managers should be conducted regularly. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable computing; information security manager; transformational leadership; relevance of information security policy; enforcement of information security policy; information security effectiveness sustainable computing; information security manager; transformational leadership; relevance of information security policy; enforcement of information security policy; information security effectiveness
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Choi, M. Leadership of Information Security Manager on the Effectiveness of Information Systems Security for Secure Sustainable Computing. Sustainability 2016, 8, 638.

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