Dr Sean Maynard

  • Room: Level: 10 Room: 10.21
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Business Analytics (competitive advantage)
  • Information Security (security policy evaluation quality culture governance decision making)

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Dr Sean Maynard is an academic in the Department of Computing Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Starting his academic career in Information Systems focusing on the use of computing technology to aid senior management (EIS) and the evaluation of decision support systems, his research over the past decade has been in the area of information systems security, in particular focusing on the evaluation of security policy quality and on the investigation of security culture within organisations.  Dr Maynard has taught many aspects of Information Systems including: Programming, Database Systems, Data Warehousing and Business Analytics, Security, Analysis and Design, and Information Systems.

Recent publications

  1. Alshaikh, M.; Naseer, H.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, SB. Toward Sustainable Behaviour Change: An Approach for Cyber Security Education Training and Awareness. . Stockholm University. 2019.
  2. Alshaikh, M.; Maynard, S.; Ahmad, A.; Chang, S. An Exploratory Study of Current Information Security Training and Awareness Practices in Organizations. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. University of Hawaii Press. 2018. DOI: 10.24251/hicss.2018.635
  3. Naseer, H.; Maynard, SB.; Ahmad, A.; Shanks, G. Cybersecurity risk management using analytics: A dynamic capabilities approach. International Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018. AISel. 2018.
  4. Maynard, SB.; Onibere, M.; Ahmad, A. Defining the Strategic Role of the Chief Information Security Officer. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems. ASSOC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 61-85. DOI: 10.17705/1PAIS.10303
  5. Maynard, SB.; Tan, T.; Ahmad, A.; Ruighaver, T. Towards a Framework for Strategic Security Context in Information Security Governance. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems. ASSOC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 65-88. DOI: 10.17705/1PAIS.10403
  6. Agudelo-serna, C.; Bosua, R.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, SB. Towards a knowledge leakage mitigation framework for mobile devices in knowledge-intensive organizations. 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018. Association for Information Systems. 2018.
  7. Pitruzzello, .; Ahmad, .; Maynard, S. A Framework for Mitigating Leakage of Competitively Sensitive Knowledge in Start-ups. . School of Engineering and ICT, University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. 2017.
  8. Agudelo Serna, CA.; Bosua, R.; Maynard, SB.; Ahmad, A. Addressing Knowledge Leakage Risk caused by the use of mobile devices in Australian Organizations. . AISel. 2017.
  9. Tan, TERRENCE.; Maynard, S.; Ahmad, A.; Ruighaver, . Information Security Governance: A Case Study of the Strategic Context of Information Security. . Association for Information Systems. 2017.
  10. Horne, CA.; Maynard, SB.; Ahmad, A. Organisational Information Security Strategy: Review, Discussion and Future Research. Australasian Journal of Information Systems. UNIV CANBERRA, FAC INFORMATION SCIENCES & ENGINEERING. 2017, Vol. 21. DOI: 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1427
  11. Webb, J.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, SB.; Baskerville, R.; Shanks, G. Organizational Security Learning from Incident Response. ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation. Association of Information Systems. 2017.
  12. Agudelo Serna, C.; Bosua, .; Ahmad, .; Maynard, S. Strategies to Mitigate Knowledge Leakage Risk caused by the use of mobile devices: A Preliminary Study. ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation. Association for Information Systems. 2017.
  13. Onibere, M.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, S. The Chief Information Security Officer and the Five Dimensions of a Strategist. . Association for Infomation Systems. 2017.
  14. Naseer, H.; Shanks, G.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, S. TOWARDS AN ANALYTICS-DRIVEN INFORMATION SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT: A CONTINGENT RESOURCE BASED PERSPECTIVE. Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2017. Association for Information Systems. 2017, pp. 2645-2655.
  15. Richardson, M.; Bosua, R.; Clark, K.; Webb, J.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, S. Towards responsive regulation of the Internet of Things: Australian perspectives. Internet Policy Review. ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT INST INTERNET & SOC. 2017, Vol. 6, Issue 1. DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.455
  16. Horne, C.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, SB. A Theory on Information Security. . University of Wollongong. 2016.
  17. Naseer, H.; Maynard, S.; Ahmad, A. Business analytics in information security risk management: The contingent effect on security performance. 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016. ALSEL. 2016.
  18. Naseer, H.; Shanks, G.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, SB. Enhancing Information Security Risk Management with Security Analytics: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective. . University of Wollongong. 2016.
  19. Webb, J.; Ahmad, A.; Maynard, S.; Shanks, G. Foundations for an Intelligence-driven Information Security Risk-management System. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. Association of Information Systems. 2016, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 25-51.
  20. Arregui, DA.; Maynard, S.; Ahmad, . Mitigating BYOD Information Secuirty Risks. . University of Wollongong. 2016.

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