Doctoral student to participate in 39th annual International Conference for Information Systems 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Nov 5, 2018 | Business, Impact

Md. Shariful Islam, doctoral candidate in the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University, has been accepted as a fellow of the 2018 Doctoral Consortium of the prestigious International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) sponsored by the Association for Information Systems, the leading professional association for technology management scholars.

IslamEach year, the consortium invites 40 candidates to the conference to present their research, 20 of which are from the U.S. Islam will present his dissertation proposal titled “Essays on the Role of Internal Audit and Information Technology: Implications for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity” to the assembled group of global scholars in Pacific Grove, Calif., in December.

Islam’s current research focuses on cybersecurity assurance with an emphasis on the corporate governance structure of organizations and its relationship with cybersecurity assurance. His research also covers the role of Internal Audit Function (IAF) in conducting cybersecurity assurance in organizations. He recently published an article on cybersecurity audit—the very first work on cybersecurity assurance in the United States. Research that he has conducted on Big Data Analytics (BDA) usage by auditors in their work process has been published in conference proceedings for Americas Conference on Information Systems in both 2017 and 2018.

Before beginning the Doctor of Business Administration program at Louisiana Tech, Islam earned his MBA from Eastern Illinois University. He is a licensed certified public account and has three years teaching experience at universities in Bangladesh.

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