Information security in practice

Research project
Active research
Project period
2019 - 2023
Project owner
The Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency - MSB

Short description

Previous research shows that there is strong support for whistleblowing and freedom of communication in Sweden. At the same time, the attitude towards whistleblowing outside the organization (i.e. the exercise of freedom of communication) is largely negative, and the attitude to integrate whistleblowing as part of organizations' information security work is ambivalent.

The purpose of this study is to investigate how whistleblowing is perceived within different organizations and how balances are made between information security, transparency and personal integrity in the creation of information security cultures. Furthermore, the study will analyze the design of actual whistleblowing functions.