Journal of Management Information Systems

How To Guard Against Cyber Attacks

Can centralized IT decision-making protect an organization from cybersecurity breaches?

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business examined how an important information technology governance mechanism – the degree of centralized decision-making – affects the likelihood of a cyber break-in. They scrutinized 504 higher education institutions over a four-year period and found that universities with a centralized IT governance model had fewer breaches.

How Social Networks Can Curb Youth Unemployment

A powerful tool for curbing the growing worldwide problem of youth unemployment could be the ubiquitous mobile phone found in most teens’ pockets, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Researchers used a mobile app to connect youth aged 15 to 24 looking for jobs to motivate each other to keep up the search until they landed a job. The success was staggering.

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