Information Security and Privacy – Challenges and Outlook

Steven Furnell, Paul Haskell-Dowland, Manish Agrawal, Richard Baskerville, Anirban Basu, Matt Bishop, Jorge Cuellar, Sara Foresti, Lynn Futcher, Nurit Gal-Oz, Teju Herath, Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Allen Johnston, Wouter Joosen, Giovanni Livraga, Javier Lopez, Stephen Marsh, Fabio Martinelli, Fabio Massacci, Aljosa PasicStef Schinagl, Abbas Shahim, Kerry Lynn Thomson, Jaideep Vaidya, Tony Vance, Merrill Warkentin

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The ongoing demand for new and faster technologies continues to leave consumers and business users to face the constant challenge of updating systems and software. This unrelenting pace of technological evolution has not always been matched with a commensurate focus on security and privacy matters. In particular, the obligatory move to embrace cloud and IoT - that frequently result in the collection and analysis of large data lakes has raised challenges for sovereign data protection and privacy legislation where data at rest can change overnight with mergers and acquisitions of service providers. This chapter examines the role of IFIP Technical Committee 11 (and its 14 underlying Working Groups) in this ever-changing and evolving domain. The discussion provides an outline of key issues in information security when viewed from technical, organisational and human perspectives, which collectively represent the breadth of areas within which TC-11 and its Working Groups are seeking to make contributions. The chapter as a whole gives a clear sense of the challenges involved in achieving and maintaining security and privacy, alongside insights into the ways that they are being tackled within IFIP activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


  • Information security
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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