Accounting & Information Assurance

Gordon-Loeb Model for Investing in Information Security

The security of information is a fundamental concern to organizations operating in the modern digital economy. There are technical, behavioral, and organizational aspects related to this concern. There are also economic aspects of information security. One important economic aspect of information security (including cybersecurity) revolves around deriving the right amount an organization should invest in protecting information. Organizations also need to determine the most appropriate way to allocate such an investment.

Smith School Hosts Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity

The Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, held on May 23, 2007 at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together experts and industry professionals from around the globe to discuss risk management issues related to information security. The day included expert presentations followed by discussions that ranged from the extremely theoretical to the practical to the purely political, and the issues ranged from personal security risks to corporate and national security risks.

Smith School Honors Outstanding Teachers with Krowe/Legg Mason Awards

For more than 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Krowe Teaching Award committee, comprised of faculty Smith School faculty members Galit Shmueli, Charley Olson, Mary Harms, and Jeff Kudisch, has announced the following winners and finalists for the 2006-2007 Krowe Teaching Awards and the Legg Mason Award. Nominations were received from students, alumni, deans, department chairs, directors and administrators.

Professor Steve Loeb's Contributions to Accounting Ethics Topic of New Journal Article

For Dr. Stephen Loeb, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, ethics isn't just his job, it is a part of his psyche. Each decision he makes is carefully contemplated, with absolute respect and consideration to moral principles. Ethics is something that Loeb was thinking about long before it was in vogue to do so. That's why he has been cited over and over again and is internationally known in the area of accounting ethics.

Deadline Closing On Call for Nominations for Robert H. Smith School of Business 2007 Leadership and Excellence Awards

College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.

Ethics Lecture Series: The Truth About False Advertising

Smith students had the opportunity to hear from an expert in the field of ethics in advertising Wednesday, November 08, 2006. Lesley Fair, senior attorney at the Federal Trade Commissions Bureau of Consumer Protection, gave a talk titled, The Truth About False Advertising: Why Ethical Marketing Isn't an Oxymoron.

Fair introduced her discussion by giving examples of consumer behavior in response to false advertising. When a company receives a complaint letter there are an average of nine people who know about that complaint, according to some studies, she said.

Robert Colson Speaks from Experience on Ethics and Morality

Robert Colson, partner at Grant Thornton LLP, spoke to an auditorium of accounting students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, October 24 about the business of ethics and morality. He was the second speaker in the Business Ethics Lecture Series held at Smith. An accountant by day, Colsons interests range from ecology to fly fishing. His work experience spans several decades and includes stints in academia, the nonprofit world, and multinational corporations.


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