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Humayun Zafar

Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance

Humayun Zafar

Ph.D – The University of Texas at San Antonio

MS – Rochester Institute of Technology

BS – St. Mary's University

 

 
 

Department of Information Systems

Burruss Building 453 470.578.4424
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Research & Teaching Areas
- IT Performance
- IT Strategy
- Information privacy and security

Academic Positions
- Kennesaw State University
- The University of Texas at San Antonio

Recent Consulting
- Computers For Youth

In the Media
- Kids become tech inventors at App Camp (11Alive/NBC: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/education/2014/06/19/camp-tech-app-kennesaw/10836099/ )
- College student “Catfished,” photos used to lure new victims (CBS46: http://www.cbs46.com/story/26681484/an-old-scam-is )
- Mobility, security, and education (Atlanta Mobility Radio Podcast: http://atlmobility.businessradiox.com/2014/11/12/greg-burch-ingenico-dr-humayun-zafar-ksu/ )

Professional Experience, Leadership & Service
- University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
- Dale Laboratories

Representative Publications

Refereed Journal Articles: Specialty Area (Information Security)

Zafar, Humayun; Ko, Myung S.; and Clark, Jan G. (2014) "Security Risk Management in Healthcare: A Case Study," Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 34, Article 37. Pp 737-750. http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol34/iss1/37

Liu, Charles; Zafar, Humayun; and Au, Yoris A. (2014). “Rethinking FS-ISAC: An IT Security Information Sharing Model for the Financial Services Sector” Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol. 34, Article 2, pp. 15-36. http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol34/iss1/2

Zafar, Humayun (2013). “Human Resource Information Systems: Information Security Concerns for Organizations” Human Resource Management Review. Vol. 23, Issue: 1, pp 105-113. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053482212000538

Zafar, Humayun; and Sneha, Sweta (2012). “Ubiquitous Healthcare Information System: Toward Crossing the Security Chasm” Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol. 31, Article 9, pp. 193-206. http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol31/iss1/9

Zafar, Humayun; Ko, Myung; and Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata (2012). “Financial Impact of Information Security Breaches on Breached Firms and their Non-Breached Competitors” Information Resources Management Journal. Vol. 25, Issue: 1, pp 21-37, doi:10.4018/irmj.2012010102

Zafar, Humayun (2011). “Security Risk Management at a Fortune 500 Firm: A Case Study” Journal of Information Privacy and Security. Vol. 7, Issue: 4, pp 23-53.

Zafar, Humayun; Clark, Jan Guynes; and Ko, Myung (2011). “An Exploration of Human Resource Management Information Systems Security” Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets. Vol. 3, Article 28, pp 489-510. http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jekem/vol3/iss1/28

Zafar, Humayun, and Clark, Jan. G. (2009). “Current State of Information Security Research in IS” Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol. 24, Article 34, pp 557-596.

http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol24/iss1/34 (In the most popular papers list between June 2009 and January 2010).

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters: Specialty Area (Information Security)

Zafar, H., Stone, D. (2014). HRIS Privacy and Security. In Michael J. Kavanagh, Mohan Thite, and Richard D. Johnson (Ed.), Human Resource Information Systems Basics, Applications, and Future Directions Third Edition (3rd ed., pp. 672). www.sagepub.com/

Inman, Kirk, and Zafar, Humayun (2012). “IR, DR, and BC with Wireless Mesh Networks.” Proceedings of the 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference. DOI: 10.1145/2390317.2390323

Zafar, Humayun (2012). “Exploring Organizational Human Resource Information System Security.” Proceedings of the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle, Washington. August 9 – 12. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2012/proceedings/ISSecurity/26

Zafar, Humayun; Clark, Jan G.; and Ko, Myung (2012). “Security Risk Management Can Be Investigated! Presenting the Relation Between Research Rigor and an Effective Study” Proceedings of the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle, Washington. August 9 – 12. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2012/proceedings/ISSecurity/25

Zafar, Humayun; Clark, Jan G.; Ko, Myung; and Au, Yoris. A. (2011). “Critical Success Factors for an Effective Security Risk Management Program: An Exploratory Case Study at a Fortune 500 Firm. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan. August 4 – 7. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2011_submissions/35

Zafar, Humayun; Ko, Myung; and Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata.(2011). “Does a CIO Matter? Investigating the Impact of IT Security Breaches on Firm Performance using Tobin’s q.” Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii, January 4 – 7. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2011.171

Zafar, Humayun, and Au, Yoris. A. (2009). “The Economic Ramifications of Strategic IT Security Information Sharing in the Financial Services Industry.” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California. August 6 – 9.http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2009/281

Zafar, Humayun; Ko, Myung; and Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata. (2009). “Intra-Industry Effects of Information Security Breaches on Firm Performance.” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California. August 6 – 9. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2009/590

 

 
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