APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems


The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus and ABDC indexed journal, is a
flagship journal of the information systems (IS) field in the Asia Pacific region.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Seung Hyun Kim

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Date December 2014
Vol. No. Vol. 24 No. 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2014.24.4.531
Page 531~557
Title Exploring the Association between Board Structure and Information Security Breaches
Author Carol Hsu, Tawei Wang
Keyword Information Security, Board Structure, Breach Announcement, Information Security Governance
Abstract Although the area of information security planning and management has gained an increased attention, not much discussion was available on the role and the impact of the board members towards a firm’s security management and governance decisions. In this research, we draw on corporate governance and the organizational demography literature to conduct an exploratory empirical study on the association be-tween the board structure of a firm and the possibility of information security breaches. Our results show that the board size, the average age/tenure and the heterogeneity of age could reduce the possibility of security breaches while the proportion of independent directors and the heterogeneity of tenure could increase it. Our findings shed lights on the important role played by the board when managing information security risks in organizations.

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