Could You Say That Again?

Going back through my old papers, I discovered this (rather more accessible, although it’s still research) version of my thesis on Information Request Ambiguity. A riveting read? Probably not, but it’s a good source for anyone wanting to take a look at the theoretical underpinnings of internal communication and its potential commercial effects. In case … Read more

Information Systems, Security, and Fraud

I note that John Halliday (a colleague at BDO Kendalls – Director IS Audit) has written an overview article on information systems security and fraud. This is a good short article raising the link between IS security, governance structures, and organisational fraud. John is promising a series of articles in this newsletter, so I am … Read more

Password Security and Caffeine Addiction

I note a completely unscientific study (by Verisign) – but it’s probably indicative – that indicates that 2 of every 3 San Francisco pedestrians were prepared to provide their passwords in exchange for a voucher for a Starbucks coffee. Which is a remarkably similar result to that found in a UK poll. I wonder whether … Read more

SME IT Health Checklist

One of the things I do in my “spare” time is chair the Information Technology & Management Centre of Excellence for CPA Australia (since 2002). This has responsibility for looking at over-the-horizon issues in information technology (as they relate to the accounting profession). One of the interesting articles we published recently (thanks to Shauna Kelly … Read more