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Internal human based threats and security controls in computerized banking systems: evidence from Malaysia

Zainol, Zaini and Puat Nelson, Sherliza and Malami, Abu Bakar (2013) Internal human based threats and security controls in computerized banking systems: evidence from Malaysia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 65 (3). pp. 199-204. ISSN 1877-0428

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Malaysia being a unique capital market, practices dual banking system to capture the disaggregation of conventional and Islamic banking systems. However, like most financial institutions, no bank is isolated from security threats, even if, it comes from within the organization. Thus the objective of this study is to examine bank managers’ experience on human based security threats and the existence of human based security controls in computerized banking systems (CBS) in Malaysia. Since most major financial institutions operate in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, questionnaires were sent to some of these bank branches in Kuala Lumpur. Findings revealed that managers recognized the personal policies recruitment procedure, segregation of duties and physical access control as ways to mitigate risks of human security threats. Hence, provide insights of how internal control system of a financial institution can be improved as a means to reduce security threats that have monetary implications. Finally, the study provides a platform for promoting an efficient and effective internal control practices among financial institutions in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3486/29132
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human based threats; Human based controls; Malaysia; Computerized banking system
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Sherliza Puat Nelson
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 12:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29132

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