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Syracuse Technology Roundtable to address information security

How does the behavior of employees have an impact upon a company's information security? Jeffrey Stanton, associate professor in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, will address this during the next Syracuse Technology Roundtable on Dec. 7 at SU.

Stanton will provide a compelling look at employee and management behaviors and attitudes regarding information security in the workplace based on his four years of extensive research that included work with Central New York companies. Stanton recently co-authored "The Visible Employee: Using Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance to Protect Assets Without Compromising Employee Privacy or Trust" (Information Today, 2006) with Kathryn Stam, assistant professor at the SUNY Institute of Technology.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Room 1-218 of the Center for Science and Technology. The cost is $10 for the general public, and students and faculty may attend free of charge. Those attending should register by contacting JoAnn Fredericks at the CASE Center at 443-1060 or jmfreder@syr.edu. Parking arrangements will be made at the time of registration.

Stanton's presentation will focus on the results of his research and some of the serious ramifications of behavioral lapses related to company information. Practical suggestions for improving workplace information security through better management of behavior will round out the session.

The CASE Center is a New York State Center of Advanced Technology supported by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). NYSTAR's broad mission is to make New York State a national leader in high technology academic research and economic development.

The mission of the CASE Center is to be a key contributor to the state's high-technology economy by providing access to the resources of Syracuse University and collaborating with state businesses and economic development organizations. CASE operates a high-technology incubator, manages joint university-industry applied research projects, and provides workforce development educational opportunities within a broad information technology focus area.

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