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Book Review: The Basics Of Information Security: Understanding The Fundamentals Of Infosec In Theory And Practice, Katina Michael Apr 2012

Book Review: The Basics Of Information Security: Understanding The Fundamentals Of Infosec In Theory And Practice, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Dr Jason Andress (ISSAP, CISSP, GPEN, CEH) has written a timely book on Information Security. Andress who is a seasoned security professional with experience in both the academic and business worlds, categorically demonstrates through his book that underlying the operation of any successful business today is how to protect your most valuable asset- “information”. Andress completed his doctorate in computer science in the area of data protection, and presently works for a major software company, providing global information security oversight and performing penetration testing and risks assessment.


In Memoriam: Associate Professor Dr Elaine Lawrence, Katina Michael Apr 2012

In Memoriam: Associate Professor Dr Elaine Lawrence, Katina Michael

Associate Professor Katina Michael

Despite being a graduate of the rigorous Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 1996, I was unfortunate in that I missed being taught by Associate Professor Elaine Lawrence who began working at UTS in 1990 as a Lecturer in Computing Science. Dr Lawrence became a senior lecturer in 2000, and subsequently an associate professor in 2006. Our paths crossed in 2002 when I was tasked to deliver a new course entitled “eBusiness Principles” in my first year of lecturing at the University of Wollongong, and after an initial scurry to find an adequate textbook ...


The Technological Trajectory Of The Automatic Identification Industry: The Application Of The Systems Of Innovation (Si) Framework For The Characterisation And Prediction Of The Auto-Id Industry, Katina Michael Mar 2012

The Technological Trajectory Of The Automatic Identification Industry: The Application Of The Systems Of Innovation (Si) Framework For The Characterisation And Prediction Of The Auto-Id Industry, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Traditionally the approach used to analyse technological innovation focused on the application of the techno-economic paradigm with the production function as its foundation. This thesis explores the rise of the evolutionary paradigm as a more suitable conceptual approach to investigating complex innovations like automatic identification (auto-ID) devices. Collecting and analysing data for five auto-ID case studies, (bar codes, magnetic-stripe cards, smart cards, biometrics and RF/ID transponders), it became evident that a process of migration, integration and convergence is happening within the auto-ID technology system (TS). The evolution of auto-ID is characterised by a new cluster of innovations, primarily emerging ...


Integrating Value-Driven Feedback And Recommendation Mechanisms Into Business Intelligence Systems, Byron Keating, Tim Coltman, Michael Katina, Valeria Baker Mar 2012

Integrating Value-Driven Feedback And Recommendation Mechanisms Into Business Intelligence Systems, Byron Keating, Tim Coltman, Michael Katina, Valeria Baker

Professor Katina Michael

Most leading organizations, in all sectors of industry, commerce and government are dependent upon

ERP for their organizational survival. Yet despite the importance of the decision to adopt ERP and its

impact on the entire firm’s performance the IT literature has been in the large part silent on the nature

of the ERP investment decision. This study is the first of its kind to determine the preference structure

of senior managers around the organizational benefits and risks of adopting ERP. We present the

results which provide interesting insights into how managers’ perceive the benefit and risk factors

salient to ...


Human Rights, Regulation, And National Security, Katina Michael, Simon Bronitt Feb 2012

Human Rights, Regulation, And National Security, Katina Michael, Simon Bronitt

Professor Katina Michael

Law disciplines technology, though it does so in a partial and incomplete way as reflected in the old adage that technology outstrips the capacity of law to regulate it. The rise of new technologies poses a significant threat to human rights – the pervasive use of CCTV (and now mobile CCTV), telecommunications interception, and low-cost audio-visual recording and tracking devices (some of these discreetly wearable), extend the power of the state and corporations significantly to intrude into the lives of citizens.


Editorial: "You Talkin' To Me?", Katina Michael Feb 2012

Editorial: "You Talkin' To Me?", Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Advancing knowledge through robust research is an honourable aim- being scientific, finding the right methodology, executing project phases meticulously, and reporting on the outcomes as objectively and accurately as possible. But may I begin my inaugural editorial by saying that an even higher ideal to advancing knowledge is critiquing it as it happens. Reflective practice is not just something to be done by academics in their teaching- reflective practice is what we should all be doing as we go about undertaking our various day-to-day work tasks. For the engineer engaged in research and development, whether in industry or government, reflective ...


Sousveillance And The Social Implications Of Point Of View Technologies In The Law Enforcement Sector, Katina Michael, M.G. Michael Feb 2012

Sousveillance And The Social Implications Of Point Of View Technologies In The Law Enforcement Sector, Katina Michael, M.G. Michael

Associate Professor Katina Michael

Policing today has become a high-tech affair; especially in the provision of incident event tracking and reporting systems increasingly being used to provide evidence in a court of law. These in-car video (ICV) and body worn recording systems are said to increase convictions and eliminate false claims made by defendants, providing documentary support to police officers and their associated actions in an incident. But today, new technologies such as smart phones equipped with cameras and global positioning system chipsets can also be found in the hands of the everyday citizen, used to capture everyday happenings and distributed to social networks ...


Book Review: Security Risk Management: Building An Information Security Risk Management Program From The Ground Up, Katina Michael Jan 2012

Book Review: Security Risk Management: Building An Information Security Risk Management Program From The Ground Up, Katina Michael

Associate Professor Katina Michael

In an age of outsourcing tasks that are not considered to be a core competency of the business, organisations have often relied on external consultants for matters pertaining to security. In actual fact, most companies could have utilized existing skill-sets in-house to produce a security risk management program, if only they knew what steps to take, and how to go about it all. Evan Wheeler in his book on information security risk management does just that- he equips professionals tasked with security, with the thinking required to create a program that is more preoccupied with the complex strategic-level questions than ...


Location Privacy Under Dire Threat As Uberveillance Stalks The Streets, Katina Michael, Roger Clarke Jan 2012

Location Privacy Under Dire Threat As Uberveillance Stalks The Streets, Katina Michael, Roger Clarke

Associate Professor Katina Michael

Location tracking and monitoring applications have proliferated with the arrival of smart phones that are equipped with onboard global positioning system (GPS) chipsets. It is now possible to locate a smart phone user down to 10 metres of accuracy on average. Innovators have been quick to capitalise on this emerging market by introducing novel pedestrian tracking technologies which can denote the geographic path of a mobile user. At the same time there is contention by law enforcement personnel over the need for a warrant process to track an individual in a public space. This paper considers the future of location ...


The Value Of Government Mandated Location-Based Services In Emergencies In Australia, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael, Roba Abbas, Mutaz M. Al-Debei Dec 2011

The Value Of Government Mandated Location-Based Services In Emergencies In Australia, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael, Roba Abbas, Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

The adoption of mobile technologies for emergency management has the capacity to save lives. In Australia in February 2009, the Victorian Bushfires claimed 173 lives, the worst peace-time disaster in the nation’s history. The Australian government responded swiftly to the tragedy by going to tender for mobile applications that could be used during emergencies, such as mobile alerts and location services. These applications, which are becoming increasingly accurate with the evolution of positioning techniques, have the ability to deliver personalized information direct to the citizen during crises, complementing traditional broadcasting mediums like television and radio. Indeed governments have a ...


The Social And Behavioral Implications Of Location-Based Services, Katina Michael, M.G. Michael Nov 2011

The Social And Behavioral Implications Of Location-Based Services, Katina Michael, M.G. Michael

Associate Professor Katina Michael

The social and behavioral implications of location-based services (LBS) are only now beginning to come to light in advanced markets where the services have been adopted by just a little over half the market (Microsoft 2011). Depending on one’s definition of what constitutes location-based services, statistics on the level of adoption differ considerably. While it is helpful to provide as broad a list of applications as possible in what constitutes LBS (e.g. everything from in-vehicle navigation systems to downloading a map using a computer), it can also cloud the real picture forming behind this emerging technology. Emerging not ...


Recommendations For Australia’S Implementation Of The National Emergency Warning System Using Location-Based Services, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael, Roba Abbas Sep 2011

Recommendations For Australia’S Implementation Of The National Emergency Warning System Using Location-Based Services, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael, Roba Abbas

Professor Katina Michael

Mobile alerts, notifications and location-based emergency warning systems are now an established part of mobile government strategies in an increasing number of countries worldwide. In Australia the national emergency warning system (NEWS) was instituted after the tragic Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires of February 2009. In the first phase, NEWS has enabled the provision of public information from the government to the citizen during emergencies anywhere and any time. Moving on from traditional short message service (SMS) notifications and cell broadcasting to more advanced location-based services, this paper provides executive-level recommendations about the viability of location-based mobile phone services in NEWS ...


The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael Aug 2011

The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael

M. G. Michael

No abstract provided.


The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael Aug 2011

The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

No abstract provided.


Bus On Shoulder: Local Assessment Of Shoulder Transit Lane For Regional Buses In San Luis Obispo County, Jessica R. Berry Mar 2010

Bus On Shoulder: Local Assessment Of Shoulder Transit Lane For Regional Buses In San Luis Obispo County, Jessica R. Berry

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The study looks at the applicability of integrating a Bus Only Shoulder (BOS) into the intermittently congested segment of US 101 in southern San Luis Obispo County. Policy, infrastructure and implementing criteria derived from case studies in Minnesota, Florida and California (San Diego) and the 2007 California Decision Document on BOS are applied to conditions in the region. One measure of performance, time savings, is projected to 2025 to determine the value of integrating the program by that horizon year. Given the substantial potential for time savings in that future year, recommendations are made to create the appropriate policy and ...


The Offenses Of Missile Defense System Failure, Editor Jan 2000

The Offenses Of Missile Defense System Failure, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the political psychology of analyses of a recent United States testing failure of components of a limited ballistic missile defense system.


Fm 34-54, Technical Intelligence, 30 January 1998, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1998

Fm 34-54, Technical Intelligence, 30 January 1998, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This manual defines and describes the technical intelligence mission. It names the key technical intelligence organizations involved at the national level and their interrelationships and responsibilities.

The manual describes in detail the technical intelligence organizations and operations in a US command in the field. It discusses at length the responsibilities on the key staff sections in the command.

It has extensive appendices explaining forms and procedures used by forces in the field. It has an excellent list of acronyms and glossary.

Comment by the depositor

A clear understanding of the evolution of technical intelligence may not be needed by the ...


Brief History Of Afmic (Total Manpower), Robert Bolin , Depositor, Jonathan Clemente Jan 1992

Brief History Of Afmic (Total Manpower), Robert Bolin , Depositor, Jonathan Clemente

DOD Military Intelligence

Brief History of AFMIC (Total Manpower) from WWI/ (33) to 1992 (82)

U.S. Army Medical Intelligence Office Under SG

DLA Assumes GMI Medical Intelligence Mission

Army SG Continues to Perfonn Medical S&TI

DLA has RIF: Medical Intelligence Division Abolished

Army SG Assumes Entire Medical Intelligence Mission

USAMIIA Fonned (Located at ForrestaJ Buildng)

USAMIIA Move to Fort Detrick (Building 862)

Congress Eliminates All Funding for USAMIlA

DIAlGDIP Program Manager Appeals

Congress Allows Re-establishment of USAMIlA

- Must be Tri-Service

- Must be an Intelligence Activity

Tri-Service AFMIC Established

Anny (DCSINT and SG) Executive Agent

New Building on Fort Detrick

First Non-Army ...


Fm 34-54, Battlefield Technical Intelligence, April 1990, Robert Bolin , Depositor Apr 1990

Fm 34-54, Battlefield Technical Intelligence, April 1990, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This manual contains a theoretical description of technical intelligence within US forces in the field. It contains a brief historical sketch of the evolution of technical intelligence and a description of national intelligence organizations and an explanation of the relationships between them.

It explains technical intelligence organization, operations, and responsibilities within a US command in the field. It contains extensive examples of documents and forms used in technical intelligence operations, a detailed foreign language recognition guide, an extensive list of abbreviations, and a detailed glossary.


Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center [A Brochure], Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1990

Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center [A Brochure], Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

The Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC) was a special-purpose intelligence production organization concerned with weapons and equipment of foreign ground forces.

This document is a lengthy, polished brochure giving a general overview of FSTC apparently intended for recruitment purposes. It outlines the mission and function of FSTC and of its subdivisions and gives a thumb-nail sketch of the history of the organization.

Although it is undated, information in the text indicates that it was probably published around 1990.


Fm 8-10-8, Medical Intelligence In A Theater Of Operations, July 1989, Us Army, Academy Of Health Sciences, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jul 1989

Fm 8-10-8, Medical Intelligence In A Theater Of Operations, July 1989, Us Army, Academy Of Health Sciences, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This manual explains the importance of medical intelligence in planning and execution of military operations. It describes the responsibilities of medical and intelligence staffs and personnel at each echelon especially within a US military command in the field. It explains the role and functions of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center which provides “medical scientific and technical intelligence and general medical intelligence” for the US Armed Forces.

The manual explains procedures used to report intelligence information and to request intelligence reports as well as the forms used for those purposes.

The references anticipated the publication of an overdue updated to ...


Dod6420.1-R, Organization And Functions Of The Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (Afmic), April 1986, U.S. Department Of Defense, Robert Bolin , Depositor Apr 1986

Dod6420.1-R, Organization And Functions Of The Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (Afmic), April 1986, U.S. Department Of Defense, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This is the charter for a national-level medical intelligence agency. Specifically, the AFMC was a joint agency of the Military Departments … under the management of the Secretary of the Army…” This directive spells out the mission, functions, responsibilities, and management of the center. An Interdepartmental Advisory Panel (IAP) made recommendations to the Secretary of the Army concerning the director and officers serving at the AFMIC.

The directive contains a lengthy list of acronyms and detailed definitions.

The directive discusses close cooperation with Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia through a Quadripartite Medical Intelligence Committee (QMIC) headquartered in Washington, DC.

AFMIC ...


Us Army Missile Intelligence Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1985

Us Army Missile Intelligence Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This is a recruitment brochure for the Missile Intelligence Agency (MIA) providing a thumb-nail history and description of the organization. The brochure was sent to Robert Bolin in 1985 by MIA.

MISSION • TO PROVIDE WORLDWIDE, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE (S&T) TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS GENERATED THROUGH THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND THE OFFICE OF THE ARMY ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE. • TO DEVELOP AND DISSEMINATE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE CONCERNING GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEMS IN RESPONSE TO INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS. • TO ASSESS THE S&T THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES. • TO ENHANCE WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT.


Us Army Missile Command Regulation 10-1, Chapter 29, Missile Intelligence Agency, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1983

Us Army Missile Command Regulation 10-1, Chapter 29, Missile Intelligence Agency, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

The Army Missile Command was the successor to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was an organization that developed missiles for the Army and launched the first United States satellite, Explorer 1, on 31 January 1958. It was staffed, in part with Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists and engineers from Germany.

Missile Intelligence Agency was a special-purpose intelligence production organization concerned with missiles and related technology used or being developed by foreign armed forces.

In the Army system, a regulation numbered 10-1 often describes the organization and ...


Etl-0254, Terrain Analysis Procedural Guide For Soil, February 1981, Janet S. Wright, Theodore C. Vogel, Alexander R. Pearson, Jeffrey A. Messmore, Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Robert Bolin , Depositor Feb 1981

Etl-0254, Terrain Analysis Procedural Guide For Soil, February 1981, Janet S. Wright, Theodore C. Vogel, Alexander R. Pearson, Jeffrey A. Messmore, Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This report is one in a series of terrain analysis procedural guides being developed in support of the Topographic Support System (TSS). It was written specifically for a U.S. Army terrain analyst and presents the step-by- step methods needed for extraction, reducing, and recording soil information on a factor overlay and supporting data table. It is a contribution to the Department of Defense terrain intelligence effort.

The report contains a detailed bibliography and a lengthy glossary.


Ar 10-50, Organization And Functions, United States Army Medical Intelligence And Information Agency, 15 December 1980., Us Army, Robert Bolin , Depositor Dec 1980

Ar 10-50, Organization And Functions, United States Army Medical Intelligence And Information Agency, 15 December 1980., Us Army, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

The purpose of the regulation is described as setting “… forth the mission and functions of the Director, US Army Medical Intelligence and Information Agency (USMIIA)…”

The mission of the USMIIA…”is to produce timely medical intelligence support to the following:

  • Offices of The Surgeons General, major commands, and staffs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • DOD [Department of Defense] and national level intelligence production agencies.
  • Other Government agencies as required.

[and] Administer and coordinate the medical aspects of the Army Foreign Materiel Exploitation Program. “ This regulation states more clearly than the 1975 edition, that the USMIIA provided medical intelligence ...


“Statistical Division” A Section From A History Of The Board Of Engineers For Rivers And Harbors, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jun 1980

“Statistical Division” A Section From A History Of The Board Of Engineers For Rivers And Harbors, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

The “Foreign Ports Branch” of the Statistical Division of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (BERH) was one of a number of small technical intelligence organizations within the Army Corps of Engineeers. The BERH was an agency within the Corps of Engineers performing civil functions concerning water resources functions. Its history and functions are described ably in this history.

The Foreign Ports Branch was established in August 1942 to prepare reports on foreign ports for use by the US Armed Forces. The BEHR was given this function because its personnel had long experience in preparing similar reports on ...


Glossary Of Intelligence Terms, W. S. Liptak Cmdr, Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1978

Glossary Of Intelligence Terms, W. S. Liptak Cmdr, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This glossary was scanned by Dr. Jonathan Clemente, an intelligence researcher, and shared with Professor Bolin.

This glossary was prepared by Commander W. S. Liptak apparently in support of a “Seminar on Reconnaissance and Technical Information Collection (SORTIC)” taught at the Defense Intelligence College.

This document consists of:

  • An introduction concerning “Methodology”
  • Glossary of Intelligence Terms and Definition
  • Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Appendix B: Alternate Definitions
  • Appendix C: Index of Other Intelligence Glossaries

Note:

The date given above is based on the dates of the glossaries listed in Appendix C.


Official Phone Directory, Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center, Robert Bolin , Depositor Dec 1977

Official Phone Directory, Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center, Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This directory contains instructions for using various telephone systems and calling long distance, a thorough organizational listing, a quick reference guide, an alphabetic list of employees, and a world time conversion chart. The organizational listing gives the lists each division and the branches within it and the heads of the divisions and branches with their phone numbers. The list of employees includes the person’s name, his or her office extension and home phone number, office symbol, and room number. If the person listed was not located in Charlottesville, the alphabetic list tells where they were.


Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center, Unit History, Fy 1963-Fy 77 (Unredacted), Robert Bolin , Depositor Jan 1977

Us Army Foreign Science And Technology Center, Unit History, Fy 1963-Fy 77 (Unredacted), Robert Bolin , Depositor

DOD Military Intelligence

This document is a basic organizational history of the Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC). It describes how FSTC was built out of various Army technical intelligence organizations; traces its relocations eventually culminating in settling into a federal building in Charlottesville, VA; and traces its various reorganizations and changes in staffing.

Appendix A contains a detailed discussion of FSTC Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDAs) changes over the years. That analysis shows how administrative problems were handled and how the focus of the organization had changed over the years. It also contains organizational charts corresponding to new TDAs, and tables ...