IFIP TC 11 Working Group 1 - Information Security Management

IFIP TC 11 Working Group 1 - Information Security Management


Welcome to the website of IFIP TC 11 Working Group 1 - Information Security Management.

The aims and scopes of the WG are described within the site. These values and goals we promote within our Working Group Conferences in order to promote Information Security Management in a truly international context. Our Working Group includes welcomes participation from industry and academia from all over the world.


Professor Karin Hedström
Chair of IFIP WG11.1

Working Group Officers

Karin Hedström

Karin Hedström

Örebro University, Sweden
E-mail: [email protected]

Dan Kim

Dan Kim

The University of Queensland, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Paul Haskell-Dowland

Paul Haskell-Dowland

Edith Cowan University, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]


Working Group Members

Australia Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University
Carol Hsu, University of Sydney
Dan Kim, University of Queensland
Sean Maynard, University of Melbourne
Malcolm Pattinson, University of Adelaide
Matthew Warren, RMIT University

Austria Stefan Fenz, Vienna University of Technology
Florian Skopik, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Colombia Jeimy J. Cano M., Universidad de los Andes

Finland Teemupekka Virtanen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

France Brahim Hamid, IRIT, University of Toulouse

Germany Wolfgang Boehmer, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Christopher Schmitz, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt

Greece Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. (HENDO)

India Mukhopadhyay Arunabha, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Roshaan Narkedayy, University of Pune
Ramesh Ramamoorthy, Chennai Institute of Technology
Abhishek Shukla, R.D. Engineering College

Malaysia Lam Wai Leong, SBIT
Hamed Taherdoost, Hamta Group
Omar Zakaria, National Defence University of Malaysia

Mexico Jorge A. Ruiz-Vanoye, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo

Poland Andrzej Bialas, Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG

Portugal Henrique Santos, University of Minho

South Africa Reinhardt Botha, Nelson Mandela University
Rossouw von Solms, Nelson Mandela University
Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Nelson Mandela University

Spain Alvaro Arenas, IE University

Sweden Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt, University of Skövde
Karin Hedström, Örebro University
Frederick Karlsson, Örebro University
Ella Kolkowska, Örebro University
Elham Rostami (Associate), Örebro University

Switzerland Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg/iimt

Ukraine Sergii Kavun, Kharkiv University of Technology "STEP"

United Kingdom Mohammad Alshammari (Associate), Hull University Business School
Dionysios Demetis, Hull University Business School
Jean-Noel Ezingeard, Manchester Metropolitan University
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth
Karen Renaud, University of Strathclyde
Neetesh Saxena, Cardiff University

United States of America Mohamed Abdelhamid, California State University
Gurpreet Dhillon, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Murray Jennex, San Diego State University
Juan Lopez, Jr, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Spyridon Samonas, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Gurvirender Tejay, St. Thomas University


WG11.1 - Information Security Management est. 1985, revised 1992, reconfirmed 2006


As management, at any level, may be increasingly held answerable for the reliable and secure operation of the information systems and services in their respective organisations in the same manner as they are for financial aspects of the enterprise, the Working Group will promote all aspects related to the Management of Information Security.

These aspects cover a wide range, from purely managerial aspects concerning Information Security, (like upper management awareness and responsibility for establishing and maintaining the necessary policy documents), to more technical aspects (like risk analysis, disaster recovery and other technical tools) to support the Information Security management process.


Statement Of Case

There is a growing trend for senior business management to be held answerable for the reliable and secure operation of their information systems, as they are for control of their financial aspects. Information Security is, and should always be, upper management responsibility. Information security professionals and WG 11.1 in particular, should therefore be responsible for the development of all types of tools, mechanisms and methods to support top management in this new responsibility.


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IFIP WG 11.1 Membership

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Professor Karin Hedström
Örebro University

E-mail: [email protected]