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The authors describe a behavioral theory of the dynamics of insider-threat risks. Drawing on data related to information technology security violations and on a case study created to explain the dynamics observed in that data, the authors constructed a system dynamics model of a theory of the development of insider-threat risks and conducted numerical(More)
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Abstract In general terms, e-government can be defined as the use of information and communication technologies in government settings. However, it is neither a(More)
We created a model of how systems of rules in organizations are used and, over time, changed by learning processes and rule-following preferences of their actors. The paper uses the case of performance measurement systems of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) using a system dynamics model to create simulated experiments to study information about(More)
The growing reliance on technological infrastructures has made organizations increasingly vulnerable to threats from trusted employees, former employees, current or former contractors, and clients. Recent research indicates that successful defense from these threats depends on both technical and behavioral controls. In this paper, we report on our work to(More)
The system dynamics group at the Rockefeller College of the University at Albany has been developing techniques to create system dynamic models with groups of managers during the last 25 years. Building upon their tradition in decision conferencing, the group has developed a particular style that involves a facilitation team in which people play different(More)
In this paper, we present insights generated by modeling the emergence of insider threat vulnerabilities in organizations. In our model, we integrate concepts from social judgment theory, signal detection theory, and the cognitive psychology of memory and belief formation. With this model, we investigate the emergence of vulnerabilities (especially that are(More)
Recently national, state, and local governments from many countries have been attempting to reform their administrative structure, processes, and regulatory frameworks. E-government can be seen as a powerful approach for government administrative reform. The dynamics and evolution of e-government is a complex process resulting from strategic behavior,(More)
The authors present a preliminary theory of outcome-based learning under uncertainty. We created this theory by integrating social judgment theory and signal detection theory using the system dynamics approach. This integration offers a unique framework to explore the fundamental mechanisms associated with learning dynamics using outcome feedback because it(More)