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Literature Review > Literature Review - Pg. 164

Global Information Security Factors have brought numerous challenges to business practices. The risk factors in international trade and the complications in bringing buyers and sellers together in a mutually trustworthy environment were close to insurmountable (DuBois, 2004). To address these information security challenges, a comprehensive understanding of the global nature of the information security is crucial. In addition, information security is a multi- disciplinary field (Cresson-Wood, 2004; Gritzalis et al., 2005; Cegielski, 2008). It is a field that involves the social aspects of legal and ethical is- sues (Himma, 2008). A wide range of educational experiences are required for information security professionals (Todd & Vickers, 2003). Information security professionals need knowledge of manage- ment, business administration, ethics, sociology, and political science, E-Commerce, software assurance, fault-tolerance and survivability, etc. (Hentea et al., 2006). common set of global factors that the practitioners all regard as essential in understanding the global perspectives of information technology. The purpose of this paper is not to discuss what global information security is, or how to meet the global information security challenges. Rather, we focus the research on empirically determine what knowledge base that the practitioners are considered as invaluable in global information security field. Our research results provide a foundation for the development and adoption of a global information security infrastructure. Our study will also provide guidance to career development and to corporate management that focus on global information security infrastructure. The following sections provide the theory background, propose our research framework, data collection process, and discussion of the research results. The last section discusses implications