Position/s

Lecturer
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Biography

My earlier career roles have seen me covering a broad range of experiences, including:

  • Secondary teacher;
  • TAFE lecturer and educational administrator;
  • National Training Manager for a chartered accounting firm;
  • Computer Programmer, Business Analyst;
  • Consultant in Computer Services;
  • Company Director.
Following a number of years in the commercial and consulting world, my primary research interests have developed through the areas of e-business, strategic management with an IT focus, and in more recent times the security associated with those areas. Accordingly, the areas of management of IT and Information Security, governance, and organisational culture are key focus segments.

With an ongoing interest in teaching and education, a second field of research interest is in the educational applications of ICT, looking for novel ways of better utilising contemporary technologies for both teaching delivery and student learning.

Qualifications

B.Sc.
Dip.T.
Dip.Acc.
MACS(Snr)

Topic Coordinator:

  • COMP1101  Information and Communication Technology 1A
  • COMP3721  Enterprise Information Security
  • COMP4701  Advanced Enterprise Security

Topic Lecturer:

  • COMP1101  Information and Communication Technology 1A
  • COMP3721  Enterprise Information Security
  • COMP4701  Advanced Enterprise Security

Research interests

Information Security models, strategies, and implementations, particularly for the emerging entry level small and medium enterprise where barriers of finances, resources, and logistics pose significant hurdles to becoming successful e-business participants. Governance, organisational culture, strategic management of information security, and integration/assimilation throughout an enterprise are becoming greater focus issues for the Enterprise IT research group and a continuing interest.

The other primary theme of research interest is in the area of the strategic initiatives and implementation models associated with ICT and Education, particularly higher education and secondary or post-secondary education.

Consultancy Projects
Principal research consultant for the data collection and management strategy of the PREDICT Project study at Flinders Medical Centre (2009).

Publications

  • Wilkinson, B.G., Williams, N. and Armstrong, P. (2013). Improving Student Understanding, Application and Synthesis of Computer Programming Concepts with Minecraft. In Proceedings of The Inaugural European Conference on Technology in the Classroom. ECTC2013. Brighton, UK. Jul 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). A Quality Framework to Measure Course Objectives. In Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013) USA: SDIWC. The Fourth International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013) Ostrava, Czech Republic. Jul 2013, pp. 14-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). A Strategic Model for Information Security Growth in Small and Medium Enterprises. In KS Soliman, ed. Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth. USA: IBIMA. The 21st International Business Information Management Association Conference. Vienna, Austria. Jun 2013, pp. 1487-1495.
  • Williams, N.I. (2011). The Importance of Governance and Culture on Strategic Information Security. In Khalid S. Soliman, ed. Proceedings of the 17th International Business Information Management Association. Milan, Italy: International Business Information Management Association. Creating Global Competitive Economies: A 360-degree Approach. Milan, Italy. Nov 2011, pp. 925-931.
  • Lang, S.R. and Williams, N.I. (2010). Impeding CAPTCHA Breakers with Visual Decryption. In Proceedings of AISC 2010. Brisbane, Australia: QUT. 8th Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC 2010) Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2010, pp. 39-46.
  • Williams, N.I. (2007). The web transaction security dilemma for new SME E-businesses. In Khalid S. Soliman, ed. Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions: Proceedings of the 8th IBIMA Conference. Hofstra University, New York: International Business Information Management Association. The 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference. Dublin, Ireland. Jun 2007, pp. 675-682.
    [Web Link]
  • He, W. and Williams, N.I. (2005). A framework of identifying confidential information in a B2C e-commerce internet transaction. In Robert Bridle, Simon Thornton, Arun Vishwanath, ed. Proceedings of the Third Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference 2005. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University. Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference 2005) Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. Nov 2005, pp. 9-17.
  • Goodwin, R.D. and Williams, N.I. (2004). Flexible Learning : maximising flexibility in a subject with large student numbers. In Raymond Lister and Alison L. Young, ed. Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference. Sydney, NSW: Australian Computer Society. Sixth Australasian Computer Education Conference. Dunedin, NZ, pp. 77-82.
  • Williams, N.I. (2003). E-business security issues for SMEs in a virtual hosting environment. In Alesky, MCoffey, TFong, A, ed. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, September 24-26, 2003. Dublin, Ireland: Computer Science Press. ISICT 2003 - Internationl Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies. Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2003, pp. 376-383.
  • Williams, N.I. (2001). Are You Out of Your Depth with E-Commerce? In Cooper, J; Burgess, L; Alcock, C, ed. Proceedings of the Sixth Collecter Conference on Electronic Commerce. Wollongong, NSW, Australia: Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, University of Wollongong. Collecter 2001. Coffs Harbour, NSW. Dec 2001.
  • Williams, N.I. (2014). Course quality starts with knowing its C-Index. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 11 pp. 225-237.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). Constructing a Course Profile by Measuring Course Objectives. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, 3(4) pp. 16-28.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). A Quality Framework to Measure Course Objectives. In Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013) USA: SDIWC. The Fourth International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013) Ostrava, Czech Republic. Jul 2013, pp. 14-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). A Strategic Model for Information Security Growth in Small and Medium Enterprises. In KS Soliman, ed. Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth. USA: IBIMA. The 21st International Business Information Management Association Conference. Vienna, Austria. Jun 2013, pp. 1487-1495.
  • Williams, N.I. (2011). The Importance of Governance and Culture on Strategic Information Security. In Khalid S. Soliman, ed. Proceedings of the 17th International Business Information Management Association. Milan, Italy: International Business Information Management Association. Creating Global Competitive Economies: A 360-degree Approach. Milan, Italy. Nov 2011, pp. 925-931.
  • Lang, S.R. and Williams, N.I. (2010). Impeding CAPTCHA Breakers with Visual Decryption. In Proceedings of AISC 2010. Brisbane, Australia: QUT. 8th Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC 2010) Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2010, pp. 39-46.
  • Williams, N.I. (2007). The web transaction security dilemma for new SME E-businesses. In Khalid S. Soliman, ed. Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions: Proceedings of the 8th IBIMA Conference. Hofstra University, New York: International Business Information Management Association. The 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference. Dublin, Ireland. Jun 2007, pp. 675-682.
    [Web Link]
  • He, W. and Williams, N.I. (2005). A framework of identifying confidential information in a B2C e-commerce internet transaction. In Robert Bridle, Simon Thornton, Arun Vishwanath, ed. Proceedings of the Third Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference 2005. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University. Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference 2005) Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. Nov 2005, pp. 9-17.
  • Goodwin, R.D. and Williams, N.I. (2004). Flexible Learning : maximising flexibility in a subject with large student numbers. In Raymond Lister and Alison L. Young, ed. Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference. Sydney, NSW: Australian Computer Society. Sixth Australasian Computer Education Conference. Dunedin, NZ, pp. 77-82.
  • Williams, N.I. (2003). E-business security issues for SMEs in a virtual hosting environment. In Alesky, MCoffey, TFong, A, ed. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, September 24-26, 2003. Dublin, Ireland: Computer Science Press. ISICT 2003 - Internationl Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies. Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2003, pp. 376-383.
  • Williams, N.I. (2014). Course quality starts with knowing its C-Index. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 11 pp. 225-237.
    [Web Link]
  • Williams, N.I. (2013). Constructing a Course Profile by Measuring Course Objectives. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, 3(4) pp. 16-28.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Program committee member and peer reviewer for several international conferences.
Past member SSABSA examination setting panel SACE Year 12.
Involvement with ASMS (Australian Science and Mathematics School) - University Studies topic.

Contact

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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