Structuration Theory and Strategic Alignment in Information Security Management: Introduction of a Comprehensive Research Approach and Program
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Information communication technology (ICT) has changed our life and it has a determinant role in our everyday activities; over the last years it has created a constantly changing, developing and complex ecosystem. In this paper, we argue, that this newly formed environment, requires new approaches for exploring technology and society relationships, and we pose the general question how pervasive ICT ecosystem shape interactions and relationships between humans and technology on different levels. This question is pivotal for understanding challenges of information security; in our contribution, we present a four-phase comprehensive research program systematically analysing a) our new smart environment, b) various dimensions of information security awareness, c) the role of leadership and finally d) the importance of strategic alignment.