Corporate Information Technology Governance Under Fire

Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 3 (2013)

10 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2013

See all articles by Lawrence J. Trautman

Lawrence J. Trautman

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business

Jason Triche

Texas Tech University

James Wetherbe

Texas Tech University

Date Written: October 28, 2013

Abstract

It has become apparent that newly-disclosed attacks on Information Technology infrastructure have reached crisis proportions. Therefore, a focus on IT governance must be a major priority of management and every corporate board. Issues involving Information Technology are uniquely complex and involve engineering skills that quickly become obsolete in this era of rapid technological change. Here, suggestions are offered about the value of a Chief Information Security Officer and recommendations are made for improving cybersecurity. An examination of recent threats will hopefully assist in bringing a greater understanding of their nature and increased focus on IT governance to the agenda in every boardroom.

Keywords: Accounting, Audit Committee, Board Structure, Corporate Governance, Cyberattack, Cyberwar, Data Breach, Directors, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Internal Controls, International law, Litigation, National Security, Organizational Behavior, Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Strategy

JEL Classification: C88, G18, G34, G38, H56, K22, K33, K42, L21, L86, L98, M10, N40, O30, O31, O32, O33, O34, O38

Suggested Citation

Trautman, Lawrence J. and Triche, Jason and Wetherbe, James, Corporate Information Technology Governance Under Fire (October 28, 2013). Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 3 (2013) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2346583

Lawrence J. Trautman (Contact Author)

Prairie View A&M University - College of Business ( email )

Prairie View, TX
United States

Jason Triche

Texas Tech University ( email )

2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

James Wetherbe

Texas Tech University ( email )

2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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