Huseyin Cavusoglu

Professor - Management
Tags: Information Systems

Professional Preparation

M.S. - Information Technology Management & Consulting
University of Texas at Dallas - 2003
Ph.D. - Management Science
University of Texas at Dallas - 2003
B.S. - Industrial Engineering
Bogazici University - 1999

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Online User Engagement and Gamification
  • Mobile App Market
  • Aviation Security and Passenger Profiling
  • IT Management and Strategy
  • Product Customization
  • Supply Chain Management

Publications

Strategic Level of Investment in IT Security. With S. Raghunathan, and W. Yue. Journal of Management Information Systems. Forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
Cavusoglu, H., Y. Kwark, B. Mai, and S. Raghunathan (2013), "Passenger Profiling and Screening in the Presence of Strategic Attackers," INFORMS Decision Analysis, 10(1), March, pp. 63-81 2013 - Publication
Cezar, A., H. Cavusoglu, and S. Raghunathan (2013), "Outsourcing Information Security: Contracting Issues and Security Implications," Management Science, (Forthcoming) 2013 - Publication
Cavusoglu, H., H. Cavusoglu, and S. Raghunathan (2011), "Production Postponement and Information Sharing Strategies for Supply Chain Firms," Production and Operations Management. 2011 - Publication
Cavusoglu, H., B. Koh, and S. Raghunathan (2010), "An Analysis of the Impact of Passenger Profiling for Transportation Security," Operations Research, 58(5), September-October, pp. 1287-1302 2010 - Publication
Cezar, A., H. Cavusoglu, S. Raghunathan "Competition, Speculative Risks, and IT Security Outsourcing," T. Moore, D. Pym, and S. Lewis (eds), The Economics of Information Security and Privacy, pp. 301-315, Springer, 2010 2010 - Publication
The Critical Elements of Patch Management. With Gerace, T. Communications of the ACM. 2009. 2009 - Publication
Configuration of and Interaction Between Information Security Technologies: The Case of Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems. With H. Cavusoglu, and S. Raghunathan. Information Systems Research. Forthcoming. 2009 - Publication
Security Patch Management - Share the burden or share the damage? With H. Cavusoglu, and J. Zhang. Management Science. 2008. 2008 - Publication
Security Patch Management - Share the Burden or Share the Damage? With H. Cavusoglu, and J. Zhang. Management Science. 54.1. (April 2008): 657-670. 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–Present]
Visiting Assistant Professor in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2008]
Visiting Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems
The University of British Columbia [2005–2005]
Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Tulane University [2003–2006]
Teaching Assistant in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2003]

Projects

Nested Policies For Security Patch Management.
2005–2005 Cavusoglu, Hasan, Huseyin Cavusoglu, and Jun Zhang. 35th International Conference on Computer and Industrial Engineering (CIE), Istanbul, Turkey.
The Value of Intrusion Detection Systems in Information Technology Security.
2004–2004 Cavusoglu, Huseyin, Birendra Mishra, and Srinivasan Raghunathan. Invited talk in a seminar at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Security Patch Management: Can't Live with it, Can't Live Without it.
2004–2004 Cavusoglu, Hasan, Huseyin Cavusoglu, and Jun Zhang. Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Washington, DC, USA.
The Economics of Information Technology (IT) Security.
2002–2002 Cavusoglu, Huseyin. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dallas, TX, USA.
Configuration of Intrusion Detection Systems: A Comparison of Decision and Game Theoretic Approaches.
2003–2003 Cavusoglu, Huseyin, and Srinivasan Raghunathan. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seattle, WA, USA,(The Best Completed Paper Nomination).

Additional Information

Professional Organizations
  • Steering committee, Workshop on Economics of Information Security, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Program committee, Workshop on Economics of Information Security, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Program committee, Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure, 2006
  • Track chair, Decision Science Conference, 2006
  • Associate editor, Information Privacy and Security Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Canada, December 2007
  • Associate editor, MISQ Special Issue on Information Systems Security in a Digital Economy, 2008
  • The Institute For Operations Research and The Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Association for Information Systems
Honors and Awards
  • New York University (NYU) Net Institute Summer Grant, 2007
  • Secure Knowledge Management (SKM) Workshop Best Paper Award, 2006
  • Outstanding Service to the Decision Science Institute, 2006
  • Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) Best Paper Nomination, 2004
  • J. F. Jr. and Jessie Lee Seinsheimer Faculty Fellow, 2004
  • Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) Best Paper Award, 2003
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Completed Paper Nomination, 2003
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Consortium, 2002
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) Doctoral Consortium, 2002
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Outstanding Student Employee Award, 2002
  • Graduate Study Scholarship, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1999-2002
  • Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship, Turkish Ministry of Education, 1994
Service

Reviewer

  • Management Science
  • Information Systems Research
  • MIS Quarterly
  • Productions and Operations Management
  • Journal of MIS
  • Various IEEE Transactions
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS)
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
  • Workshop on Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure (WESII)
  • Conference on Information Technology Systems (CITS)
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

Steering Committee Member

  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2004 – present

Program Committee Member

  • Eighth Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), London College, London, England, June 2009
  • Secure Knowledge Management (SKM), Richardson, TX, November 2008
  • Seventh Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, June 2008
  • Sixth Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2007
  • Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure (WESII), Arlington, VA, October 2006
  • Fifth Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, June 2006
  • Conference on Information Technology Systems (CITS), San Diego, CA, November 2005
  • Fourth Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2005

Editorial Board Member

  • Game Theory, Strategy and Risk, 2007 – present

Associate Editor

  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Information Privacy and Security Track Phoenix, AZ, December 2009
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Information Privacy and Security Track Montreal, Canada, December 2007
  • MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Information Systems Security in a Digital Economy, 2008
  • Information Technology and Management, 2008 Ad-hoc Editor

Track Chair

  • Decision Science Conference E-Commerce Track (handled more than 150 submissions and their review process) San Antonio, TX, November 2006

Session Chair

  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2005

Discussant

  • Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Paris, France, December 2008
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Canada, December 2007

Departmental Committee Member

  • Information Systems Area Faculty Recruiting, 2008 – 2009
  • Information Systems Area Curriculum Development, 2008 – 2009

School Committee Member

  • Library, 2008 – 2009

Other Services

  • External Chair for the Dissertation Defense of a Public Policy Ph.D. Student, 2009
  • Information Systems Area Representative in Graduate Student Orientation, 2007

News Articles

Study Examines Effect of Privacy Controls on Facebook Behavior
Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue.

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior.
“People have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures and therefore privacy dangers,” said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, associate professor of information systems. “Some people argue that giving users more granular controls mitigates privacy issues because users can effectively limit the recipients of shared content, thereby increasing the secrecy of disclosures. On the contrary, other people claim that users perceive privacy risks less severely when they have more controls to exercise, and as a result, share more content publicly, thereby increasing the openness of disclosures.”
Study Examines Effect of Privacy Controls on Facebook Behavior
Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue.

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior.
“People have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures and therefore privacy dangers,” said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, associate professor of information systems. “Some people argue that giving users more granular controls mitigates privacy issues because users can effectively limit the recipients of shared content, thereby increasing the secrecy of disclosures. On the contrary, other people claim that users perceive privacy risks less severely when they have more controls to exercise, and as a result, share more content publicly, thereby increasing the openness of disclosures.”
Study Determines Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently
In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas determines why differences exist in the level of information security control resources among organizations.

Since digitalization began, organizations have understood how valuable their information is, said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of information systems at UT Dallas. More recently, dependency on the Internet has made it difficult for organizations to secure and protect this asset.
Study Determines Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently
In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas determines why differences exist in the level of information security control resources among organizations.

Since digitalization began, organizations have understood how valuable their information is, said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of information systems at UT Dallas. More recently, dependency on the Internet has made it difficult for organizations to secure and protect this asset.
Profs Rethink Airport Terrorism Defense Systems
An attempt to set a trans-Atlantic jetliner aflame above Detroit on Christmas Day has revived a simmering airline security debate.

Researchers at UT Dallas say new ways of using passenger profiling with screening devices could strengthen security and minimize passenger concerns about convenience and privacy in the wake of that incident.

Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu and Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan, information systems professors at the School of Management, reached that conclusion after taking a recent look at the value of passenger profiling.

Affiliations

Doctoral Student Advisement
Byungwan Koh, Served as a Co-Chair, August 2010 (expected) Asunur Cezar, Served as a Co-Chair, August 2009 Dissertation Title: Essays on Information Security and Risk Management Hulusi Ogut, Served as a Research Supervisor, August 2006 Dissertation Title: Essays on IT Security Risk Management

Funding

Assessing the Value of Network Security Technologies: Configuration of and Interaction between Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
$3,000 - NYU Net Institute [2007–2007]