Dr Sean B. Maynard is an academic based at the School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. Sean has over 25 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive training levels. His teaching specialities include: Information Systems, Information Systems strategy and governance, database, and data warehousing.
His research interests are in the management of information security specifically relating to security policy, security culture, security governance, security strategy, security analytics, incident response, and privacy. He has also published in the area of decision support systems, and business analytics, particularly in capability maturity. His view of Information Security is that it is about the protection the enterprises data, information and knowledge assets, across the whole organisation, whether the information is stored in an IT environment, on paper or within the heads of people. Subsequently, good organisational security is embedded within the culture of the organisation and is a top down process, embedded in quality management practice.