Volume 1, Issue 2 Editorial

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DECEMBER 2001

Welcome to the second issue of JIW. The journal was launched at InfoWarCon in Washington early in September, despite some problems with the delivery of the hard copies.

This issue contains eleven papers. Four of them (Armstrong; Furnell; Fawcett and Sowerbutts; Busuttil and Warren) were selected from those presented at the 2nd Australian Information Warfare and Security conference in Perth, Western Australia (November, 2001). We are also privileged to have three eminent information warfare experts (Schwartau; Dearth; Tyrell) offer position papers. Another excellent paper from Noel et al examines anomaly detection, Chirathamjaree and Gururajan look at threat to wireless systems. Broucek and Turner delve into the expanding area of Forensic Computing whilst Davey and Armstrong give us an approach to teaching cyber warfare. I hope you find this a diverse and interesting issue.

The editors would appreciate any feed back you can give us. Are the articles of interest? What topics most interest you? Any comments on the articles (or the general area of information warfare) would be appreciated. We wish the JIW to be a forum for the use of the IW community.

Further issues are in the planning stage. The next two issues will be based on ‘themes’. Volume 1, Issue 3 will have a theme of ‘Perception Management’. Volume 2, Issue 1 will be concerned with ‘Cyber-Terrorism’. It is hoped that the following issue will use some of the best papers from the European Information Warfare and Security conference in July, 2002.

I cannot end this editorial without sending our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of September 11th. This is not the time or place to continue with this subject but it is certain that JIW will contain many references to these events in further issues.

Bill Hutchinson
December, 2001 w.hutchinson@ecu.edu.au


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Associate Professor, School of Management Information Systems Edith Cowan University,
Australia.

Professor Bill Hutchinson is now an honorary professor at the Security Research Institute at Edith Cowan University and an adjunct at Curtin University in the National Security department. He was formally the Foundation IBM Chair in Information Security, Director of SECAU (Security Research Centre) and was coordinator of the Information Operations and Security programmes at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Bill was the co-founder of the Journal of Information Warfare. He initiated the Australian and New Zealand Systems Conference and the Australian Conference on Information Warfare. He has 33 years’ experience in information systems, systems thinking, influence operations and security in government, the oil and finance industries, and academia. He has a PhD from Murdoch University in systems methodologies and has published numerous journal papers as well as authoring two books. Bill is Chair of the West Australian chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

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