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Empathy for Hackers : An IT Security Risk Assessment Artifact for Targeted Hacker Attacks

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Bitzer, Michael ; Stahl, Bastian ; Strobel, Jaqueline:
Empathy for Hackers : An IT Security Risk Assessment Artifact for Targeted Hacker Attacks.
In: Proceedings 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). - s.l. , 2021

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Driven by the emergence of digital business models, targeted hacker attacks are becoming an increasing
threat to the business world. Especially for SMEs, these attacks are a top concern within IT Security.
Despite growing importance, most companies focus on measures against mass instead of targeted
attacks. To ensure effective IT Security, companies must understand hackers and their motivations. So
far, academia and practice lack an approach that links business and hacker perspective to address this
issue. Consequently, companies struggle to assess and manage the risk of targeted attacks. Based on
design science research, we provide an assessment tool that addresses 11 criteria that help companies
identify their company-specific risk for targeted attacks. Our academic contribution lies in the
amalgamation of the company and hacker perspectives. For practitioners, we offer a starting point to
view IT Security through a managerial lens that does not solely focus on technology and vulnerabilities.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: IT Security; targeted hacker attacks; risk assessment; design science research
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration VII - Information Systems Management
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works
000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 08:49
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 10:40
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/65618