Volume 6, Issue 1 Editorial

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MARCH 2007

Welcome to the first issue in the sixth year of JIW. As in previous issues, there are a variety of issues examined. The first paper by Hutchinson, Huhtinen and Rantapelkonen explores the idea that the perspective taken of a particular problem or conflict fundamentally effects the tactics and strategies used in it, and so the consequent outputs. Gray and Martin explain the consequences of actions in terms of an interesting concept ‘backfires’ and their relationships to types of propaganda.

The next two papers are more technology oriented. Karakasiliotis, Furnell, and Papadaki examine the contemporary problem of phishing and how we can distinguish between genuine and deceptive messages. Voipio and Addams-Moring examine methods of filtering out unsolicited messages.

The final paper by Pye and Warren explores the use of systems’ methods and their use in critical infrastructure modelling.

I hope you enjoy and are enlightened by the contents of this issue.

Bill Hutchinson
Email: w.hutchinson@ecu.edu.au


AUTHORS

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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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