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Säkerhetsillusion? En studie i organisationskultur och intern informationssäkerhet på ett svensk säkerhetsföretag

Lenhoff, Åsa LU (2009) STVM01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In the era of privatization and securitization, private security companies are becoming a more important actor for ensuring safety in a society felt increasingly unsafe. Ensuring safety has been seen as a fundamental task of the state, which is now transferring to the private sector. This study examines one of Sweden's private security companies. Do they consider themselves as having a social responsibility to ensure safety? The main question is: What is the employees' perception of internal information security within the private security company?
The analysis shows that internal information security within the company is partly insufficient. When compared to how Swedish healthcare are working with internal information security, methods... (More)
In the era of privatization and securitization, private security companies are becoming a more important actor for ensuring safety in a society felt increasingly unsafe. Ensuring safety has been seen as a fundamental task of the state, which is now transferring to the private sector. This study examines one of Sweden's private security companies. Do they consider themselves as having a social responsibility to ensure safety? The main question is: What is the employees' perception of internal information security within the private security company?
The analysis shows that internal information security within the company is partly insufficient. When compared to how Swedish healthcare are working with internal information security, methods and challenges similar between the two organizations are identified. Perhaps the differences between public and private sector no longer are distinctive? However, one difference between the two sectors is transparency. Public control of private companies is limited. Citizens cannot demand the private security company to be held responsible when internal information security fails, although the private security companies play a more and more important part in society. (Less)
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author
Lenhoff, Åsa LU
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organization
course
STVM01 20092
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
information security, organizational culture, securitization, privatization, responsibility
language
Swedish
id
1524857
date added to LUP
2010-02-01 11:39:32
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2010-02-01 11:39:32
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  abstract     = {In the era of privatization and securitization, private security companies are becoming a more important actor for ensuring safety in a society felt increasingly unsafe. Ensuring safety has been seen as a fundamental task of the state, which is now transferring to the private sector. This study examines one of Sweden's private security companies. Do they consider themselves as having a social responsibility to ensure safety? The main question is: What is the employees' perception of internal information security within the private security company?
The analysis shows that internal information security within the company is partly insufficient. When compared to how Swedish healthcare are working with internal information security, methods and challenges similar between the two organizations are identified. Perhaps the differences between public and private sector no longer are distinctive? However, one difference between the two sectors is transparency. Public control of private companies is limited. Citizens cannot demand the private security company to be held responsible when internal information security fails, although the private security companies play a more and more important part in society.},
  author       = {Lenhoff, Åsa},
  keyword      = {information security,organizational culture,securitization,privatization,responsibility},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Säkerhetsillusion? En studie i organisationskultur och intern informationssäkerhet på ett svensk säkerhetsföretag},
  year         = {2009},
}