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Stef Schinagl receives best paper award

25 June 2021
Stef Schinagl and co-authors Abbas Shahim and Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova received the best paper award, granted by the Computers & Security Journal.

His paper “Tensions that are present during the implementation of digital security governance” was submitted and presented at the 36th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2021). This conference was organized by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. The SEC conferences are a series of well-established international conferences on Security and Privacy, hosted by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11).

Stef Schinagl is a part-time PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a researcher at the IT Audit Compliance & Advisory (ITACA) program. His research focuses on the impact of digitalization on digital security governance. Today’s organizations are increasingly exposed to high risk, because the established digital technologies are vulnerable to security attacks. While there is a growing understanding that digital security is one of the leading risks and challenges of today’s organizations, organizations still find it difficult to implement security governance as part of their regular activities.  Digital security must develop towards a strategic business issue and become an undeniable item on board agendas. Today’s overreliance on security frameworks and standards is not the way forward. Instead, Stef is interested in how the security profession can learn from related theories and through that lens look beyond the newest “best practices and practical security frameworks”.

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