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London School of Economics/ Information Risk and Security

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world’s leading social science institutions. Many influential developments in thinking about society, economics and politics have originated in work done at the LSE. The Information Systems and Innovation (ISI) Group at LSE, part of the Department of Management, is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It is well known for its research and teaching in the social, political and economic dimensions of information and communications technology. It covers most areas of information systems and represents a range of academic approaches and specialisms, from systems design and management to theory and philosophy.

Within the ISI Group, there has been an Information Risk and Security research element for over 12 years. Its focus is on the social and organisational aspects, with an especial concern for the interoperability of secure systems, including the policy and compliance aspects, identity and identity management, and the debate about individual rights and collective needs. Further research examines Anti-Money Laundering systems and compliance, addressing issues of the limits of pro?ling and similar surveillance technology. These issues present a substantial agenda in the debates about security, technology and civil rights in an open society. The Information Risk and Security cluster teaches an MSc course that focuses on the behavioural aspects of information security.

LSE information risk researchers are active in professional security areas with representation in forums including the British Computer Society, the Institute of Information Security Professionals and in security standards development bodies. This research group has published in journals ranging from MISQ, JAIS, Journal of Financial Crime, CACM, Organization Science, Information and Organization, and EJIS. Other work in this area focuses on privacy practices, trans-border data ?ows and private sector deployment of identity management.  This work has been published in academic journals and has influenced government policy development in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.