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The aim of the working group is the creation, dissemination, and preservation of well-formed research about information systems security. While relevant for advanced practical development, our primary audience consists of researchers in this area. We value research products with highly reliable and validated theory, empirical data, or quantitative/qualitative social scientific methodology. The group's activities will be workshop-based, and intended to nurture individual journal articles for submission to a wide variety of journals. Our workshops will produce notebooks that consist of formative working papers. We mainly target final publication venues in the management research journal communication system.


Anchoring to information systems means our research will attend and extend the social, organizational, and managerial literature in this area. While we assume an effective foundation in information security technology, we regard information systems risks broadly, for example crime, employee misconduct, warfare, terrorism, error, accident, natural events, etc. We also address information systems security broadly, for example, privacy, awareness, policies, strategy, audit, planning and control.

Dewald Roode Workshop

The IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13 holds the Dewald Roode Information Security Workshop annually. Click here for the call for papers of the 2024 workshop to be held Friday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5, 2024 Kennesaw, Georgia. The submission deadline is June 21, 2024.

Conferences proceedings 2020, 2022, 2023 are available for download.


Chair: Anthony Vance, Virginia Tech, US
Vice Chair: Tejaswini ("Teju") Herath, Brock University, CA

Editor: Anthony Vance, Virginia Tech, US
Secretary: Rui Chen, Iowa State University, US

Legacy chair: Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, US
Senior advisor: Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University, US

IFIP 8.11/11.13 Papers Subsequently Published in Refereed Journals

Giboney, J. S., Anderson, B. B., Wright, G. A., Oh, S., Taylor, Q., Warren, M., & Johnson, K. (2023). Barriers to a Cybersecurity Career: Analysis across Career Stage and Gender. Computers & Security, 103316.

Xu, Feng, Carol Hsu, Xin (Robert) Luo, and Merrill Warkentin. 2022. “Reactions to Abusive Supervision: Neutralization and IS Misuse,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, 62(3), pp. 632-641.

Xu, Feng and Merrill Warkentin 2020. "Integrating Elaboration Likelihood Model and Herd Theory in Information Security Message Persuasiveness," Computers & Security, 98, November, paper 102009,

Clay Posey, Robert Folger. 2020. "An exploratory examination of organizational insiders' descriptive and normative perceptions of cyber-relevant rights and responsibilities," Computers & Security, 99.

D'Arcy, J. and Teh, P.-L. 2019. "Predicting Employee Information Security Policy Compliance on a Daily Basis: The Interplay of Security-Related Stress, Emotions, and Neutralization," Information & Management.

Johnston, Allen C., Warkentin, M., Siponen, M., and Dennis, A. 2019. "Speak their Language: Designing Effective Messages to Improve Employees' Information Security Decision Making," Decision Sciences, 50 (2), pp. 245-284.

Barlow, Jordan B., Merrill Warkentin, Dustin Ormond, and Alan R. Dennis. 2018. "Don't even think about it! The effects of anti-neutralization, informational, and normative communication on information security compliance," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19 (8), pp. 689-715.

Hua, J., Chen, Y., and Luo, X. R. 2018. "Are We Ready for Cyberterrorist Attacks?--Examining the Role of Individual Resilience." Information & Management, 55 (7), pp. 928-938.

Vance, A., Jenkins, J., Anderson, B., Bjornn, D., Kirwan, B. 2018. "Tuning Out Security Warnings: A Longitudinal Examination of Habituation through fMRI, Eye Tracking, and Field Experiments," MIS Quarterly, 42 (2), pp. 355-380.

Otondo, Robert F., Robert E. Crossler, and Merrill Warkentin. 2018. "Ranking Factors by Importance in Factorial Survey Analysis," Communications of the AIS, 42 (1), 8, pp. 183-232.

Willison, Robert, Merrill Warkentin, and Allen C. Johnston. 2018. "Examining Employee Computer Abuse Intentions: Insights from Justice, Deterrence, and Neutralization Perspectives," Information Systems Journal, 28 (2), pp. 266-293.

Lee, J. K., Cho, D. G., and Lim, G.G, 2018. "Design and Validation of the Bright Internet," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19 (2), pp. 63-85.

Anderson, C., Baskerville, R., & Kaul, M. 2017. Information Security Control Theory: Achieving a Sustainable Reconciliation between Sharing and Protecting the Privacy of Information. Journal of Management Information Systems, 34 (4), pp. 1082-1112.

Ho, S.M., Lowry, P.B., Merrill Warkentin, Yang, Y., and Hollister, J.M. 2017. "Gender Deception in Asynchronous Online Communication: A Path Analysis," Information Processing & Management, 53 (1), pp. 21-41.

Ormond, D., Warkentin, M., Johnston, A.C., and Thompson, S.C. 2016. "Perceived deception: Evaluating source credibility and self-efficacy," Journal of Information Privacy & Security, 12 (4), pp. 197-217.

Jenkins, J., Anderson, B., Vance, A., Kirwan, B., Eargle, D. 2016. "More Harm than Good? How Security Messages that Interrupt Make Us Vulnerable," Information Systems Research, 27 (4), pp. 880-896.

Steinbart, P.J., Keith, M., and Babb, J. 2016. "Examining the continuance of secure behavior: A longitudinal field study of mobile device authentication," Information Systems Research, 27 (2) pp. 219-239.

Kim, J., Baskerville, R., Park, E. 2016 "A Model of Emotion and Computer Abuse," Information & Management, 53 (1), pp. 91-108.

Johnston, A.C., Warkentin, M., McBride, M., Carter, L. 2016. "Dispositional and Situational Factors: Influences on IS Security Policy Violations," European Journal of Information Systems, 25 (3), pp 231-251.

Lee Jr., J., Warkentin, M., Johnston, A.C. 2016. "A Broader View of Information Risk during Internet Transactions," Communications of the AIS, 38, Article 8.

Anderson, B.B., Kirwan, C.B., Eargle, D., Jensen, S., and Vance, A. 2015. "Neural Correlates of Gender Differences and Color in Distinguishing Security Warnings and Legitimate Websites: A Neurosecurity Study," Journal of Cybersecurity, 1 (1), pp. 109-120.

Posey, C., Roberts, T., Lowry, P.B. 2015. "The Impact of Organizational Commitment on Insiders' Motivation to Protect Organizational Information Assets," Journal of Management Information Systems, 32(4), pp. 179-214.

James, Tabitha L., Merrill Warkentin, and Stéphane E. Collignon. 2015. "A Dual Privacy Decision Model for Online Social Networks," Information & Management, 52(8), pp. 893-908.

Lowry, P.B. and Moody, G.D. "Proposing the control-reactance compliance model (CRCM) to explain opposing motivations to comply with organizational information security policies," Information Systems Journal, 25(5), pp. 433-463.

Vance, A., Lowry, P.B., Eggett, D. 2015. "Increasing Accountability through User-Interface Design Artifacts: A New Approach to Addressing the Problem of Access-Policy Violations," MIS Quarterly, 39 (2), pp. 345-366.

D'Arcy, J., Herath, T., Shoss, M. 2014. "Understanding Employee Responses to Stressful Information Security Requirements: A Coping Perspective," Journal of Management Information Systems, 31 (2), pp. 285-318.

Baskerville, R., Park, E., and Kim, J. 2014. "An Emote Opportunity Model of Computer Abuse," Information Technology & People, 27 (2), pp. 155-181.

Barlow, J.B., Warkentin, M., Ormond, D., and Dennis, A.R. 2013. "Don't Make Excuses!: Discouraging Neutralization to Reduce IT Policy Violation," Computers & Security, 39, pp. 145-159.

Vance, A., Lowry, P.B., Eggett, D. 2013. "Using Accountability to Reduce Access Policy Violations in Information Systems," Journal of Management Information Systems, 29 (4), pp. 263-289. Luo, X., Zhang, W., Burd, S., and Seazzu, A. 2013. "Investigating Phishing Victimization with the Heuristic-Systematic Model: A Theoretical Framework and an Exploration," Computers & Security, 38, pp. 28-38.

Posey, C., Roberts, T.L., Lowry, P.B., Bennett, R., and Courtney, J. 2013. "Insiders' Protection of Organizational Information Assets: Development of a Systematics-based Taxonomy and Theory of Diversity for Protection-motivated Behaviors," MIS Quarterly, 37 (4), pp. 1189-1210.

Crossler, R.E., Johnston, A.C., Lowry, P.B., Hu, Q., Warkentin, M. and Baskerville, R. "Future Directions for Behavioral Information Security Research," Computers & Security, 32, 1, 2013, pp. 90-101.

Xu, Z., Hu, Q., Zhang, C. 2013. "Why Do Computer Talents Become Computer Hackers? A Framework for Understanding and Managing the Hacking Epidemic," Communications of the ACM, 56, 4, pp. 64-74.

Willison, R. and Warkentin, M. 2013. "Beyond Deterrence: An Expanded View of Employee Computer Abuse," MIS Quarterly, 37, 1, pp. 1-20.

Bélanger, F., Crossler, R. E., Hiller, J. S., Hsiao, M., and Park, J-P. 2013. POCKET: A Tool for Protecting Children's Privacy Online, Decision Support Systems, 54, 2, pp. 1161-1173.

Njenga, K. and Brown, I. "Conceptualising Improvisation in Information Systems Security." European Journal of Information Systems, 21, 6, p. 592-607.

Hu, Q., Xu, Z., Dinev, T., and Ling, H. 2011. "Does Deterrence Work in Reducing Information Security Policy Abuse by Employees?," Communications of the ACM, 54-60, 6, pp. 54.

Furnell, S., von Solms, R., & Phippen, A. 2011. "Preventative Actions for Enhancing Online Protection and Privacy," International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, 4, 2, pp. 1-11.


Manish Agrawal, University of South Florida, US
Yaqoub Alsarkal, George Washington University, US
Laura Amo, University at Buffalo, US
Bonnie Anderson, Brigham Young University, US
Chad Anderson, Northern Kentucky University, US
Tilahun Arage, Addis Ababa University, ET,
Salvatore Aurigemma, University of Tulsa, US
Jordan Barlow, University of St. Thomas, US
Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, US
France Bélanger, Virginia Tech, US
Scott Boss, Bentley University, US
Greg Bott, University of Alabama, US
Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, ZA
Burcu Bulgurcu,Toronto Metropolitan University, CA
A J Burns
Mary Burns, Augusta State University, US
Abdul Rahim Charif, Nova Southeastern University, US
Rui Chen, Iowa State University, US
Robert Crossler, Washington State University, US
Bao Duong, Louisiana Tech University, US
John D'Arcy, University of Delaware, US
Alan Dennis, Indiana University, US
Ersin Dincelli, University of Colorado Denver, US
Alexandra Durcikova, University of Oklahoma, US
David Eargle, Carve Systems, US
Sahar Farshadkhah, University of Illinois Springfield, US
Feng Xu, University of Michigan Dearborn, US
Stephen Flowerday, University of Tulsa, US
Jacob Fredericksen, Brigham Young University, US
Steven Furnell, University of Nottingham, GB
Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh, US
Justin Giboney, Brigham Young University, US
Sanjay Goel, University at Albany (SUNY), US
Matthew Hashim, University of Arizona, US
Teju Herath, Brock University, CA
Deanna House, University of Nebraska at Omaha, US
Anat Hovav, Claremont Graduate University, US
Qing Hu, Brooklyn College, US
Jeff Jenkins, Brigham Young University, US
Allen Johnston, University of Alabama, US
Hwee-Joo Kam, University of Tampa, US
George Kasper, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Mala Kaul, University of Nevada, Reno, US
Mark Keith, Brigham Young University, US
Hanna Kinnunen, University of Jyvaskyla, FI
Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University, US
Fujun Lai, University of Southern Mississippi, US
Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR
Jae Ung (Jake) Lee, Louisiana Tech University, US
Yuan Li, University of Illinois Springfield, US
Ruochen Liao, State University of New York at Buffalo, US
Paul Lowry, Virginia Tech, US
Robert Luo, University of New Mexico, US
Michele Maasberg, United States Naval Academy, US
Herb Mattord, Kennesaw State University, US
Matthew McFadden, General Dynamics Information Technology, US
Phil Menard, University of South Alabama, US
Andrew Miller, University of Georgia, US
Zareef Mohammed, SUNY Plattsburgh, US
Reza Mousavi, Western Michigan University, US
Fiona Nah, City University of Hong Kong, US
Kennedy Njenga, University of Johannesburg, ZA
Jacques Ophoff, Abertay University, UK
Harsh D Parekh, Louisiana State University, US
Rachida Parks, Quinnipiac University, US
Clay Posey, Brigham Young University, US
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University, DE
Karen Renaud, Strathclyde University, UK
Raghav Rao, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Teemu Seppänen, University of Jyväskylä, FI
Kelly Shane Reeves, Brigham Young University, US
Yanyan Shang, University of Tampa,
Nithya Shankar, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, US
Keng Siau, City University of Hong Kong, US
Mikko Siponen, University of Jyväkylä, FI
Paul Steinbart, Arizona State University, US
Detmar Straub, Temple University
Alain Claude Tambe Ebot, City University of New York, US
Gurvirender Tejay, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, US
Samuel Thompson, University of Alabama Birmingham, US
Carlos Torres, Baylor, US
Rohit Valecha, UT San Antonio, US
Ilse van Beulen, University of Cape Town, ZA
Karl van der Schyff, Rhodes University, ZA
Paul Van Schaik, Teesside University, UK

Anthony Vance, Virginia Tech, US
Rossouw von Solms, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, ZA
Gunnar Wahlgren, Stockholm University, SE
Jeffrey Wall, Michigan Tech University, US
Jingguo Wang, University of Texas Arlington, US
Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University, US
John Warren, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Robert Willison, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, CN
Heng Xu, American University, US
Yaojie "William" Li, Columbus State University, US
Ali Alper Yayla, Binghamton University, US
Adel Yazdanmehr, Baruch College, US
Xinhui Zhan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US
Nan Zhang, University of Jyväkylä, FI

Former Working Group Attendees

Sean Browne, National University of Ireland, IE
Lemuria Carter, University of New South Wales, AU
Rajarshi Chakraborty, Apple Inc., US
Rachel Chung, Chatham University, US
Stephane Collignon, West Virginia University, US
James Courtney, Louisiana Tech University, US
Paul Di Gangi, University of Alabama Birmingham, US
Marc Dupuis, University of Washington, US
Kathy Enget, Virginia Tech, US
Chen Guo, James Madison University, US
Shuyuan Mary Ho, Florida State University, US
Tabitha James, Virginia Tech, US
Mari Karjalainen, Oulu University, FI
Jong Woo (Jonathan) Kim, University of Massachusetts Boston, US
Stewart Kowalski, Gjøvik University College, Norway
Jim Lee, United State Marine Corps, US
Allen Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Kal Malimage, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, US
Nirmalee Raddatz, University of Memphis, US
Maranda McBride, North Carolina A & T, US
Leigh Mutchler, James Madison University, US
Eric Negangard, Virginia Tech, US
Dustin Ormond, Creighton University, US
Robert Otondo, Mississippi State University, US
Sam Ransbotham, Boston College, US
Tom Roberts, University of Texas at Tyler, US
Michael Schermann, Technische Universitat Munchen, DE
Jordan Shropshire, University of South Alabama, US
Teodor Sommestad, Swedish Defence Research Agency, SE
Carl Stucke, Georgia State University, US
Chul Woo Yoo, University at Buffalo, US
Wei Zhang, University of Massachusetts Boston, US