Cyber concerns have been on the rise due to the advancement of technology and the ability for hackers to gain access to the information technology systems of large corporations and governmental institutions. The Internet is not only a vital part of everyday life for most individuals; for many, it is also a way of life as employers are now seeking alternatives to 40-hour work weeks and are providing telework options. Since emergency management/homeland security is an emerging field of study and technology is evolving at a rapid pace, it is important to prepare future leaders to respond to all hazards that include cyber threats. This research seeks to develop an understanding of how information technology and emergency management/homeland security look at this differently and to identify the basic information that emergency management/homeland security should know about cybersecurity issues. The study found that there is an agreement that additional training should be required which includes additional training on how to protect networks and also training on terroristic issues associated with cyber-attacks.
|Advisor:||Poulin, Thomas E.|
|Commitee:||Kerwood, Scott, Kill, Misti|
|Department:||Public Service Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Cybersecurity, Emergency management, Preparedness, Qualitative|
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