Scott Boss

  • Associate Professor, Accounting
  • SIGASYS Vice President - Region 1, Association for Information Systems
  • SIGASYS AMCIS Program Chair, AIS
  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. Brigham Young University
  • MAcc Brigham Young University

Teaching Interests

AIS
Systems Audit
Information Security

Research Interests

Control
Computer Security
Information Systems
Cybercrime
Information Systems Development

Bio

Scott Boss joined the Bentley Accountancy department after receiving his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. His research concentrates on information security, controls, and cybercrime and his work has been published in the European Journal of Information Systems and in Group and Organization Management.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management Present
  • American Accounting Association Present
  • Association for Information Systems Present
  • Decision Sciences Institute 2011 - Present
  • International Federation for Information Processing WG 8.11/11.13 2009 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2021, AIS/SET Midyear Best Education Award, American Accounting Association
  • 2020, George Krull/Grant Thornton 2020 Teaching Innovation Award, American Institute of CPAs
  • 2011, Philip D. Cooper Award, North American Case Research Association
  • 2009, Valente Center Fellowship, Valente Center, Bentley University
  • 2005, $600 Katz Doctoral Student Research Grant
  • 2005, AMCIS Doctoral Consortium Attendee
  • 2005, ICIS Doctoral Consortium Attendee
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Boss, S. R., Gray, J., Sarkar, S. (2021). Pedagogical Practices of Accounting Departments Addressing AACSB Technology Requirements. Issues In Accounting Education, (36) 4 59-85.
  • Sumantra, S., Gray, J., Boss, S. R., Daly, E. (2021). Developing Institutional Skills for Addressing Big Data: Experiences in Implementation of AACSB Standard 5. Journal of Accounting Education.
  • Hunter, K. E., Alberti, C. T., Boss, S. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). Intelliclean: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate Data Cleaning and Spreadsheet Skills into the Audit Curriculum. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, (17) 2 1-7.
  • Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2017). Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors. Journal of Information Systems (JIS).
  • Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2016). Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors. Journal of Information Systems (JIS), (31) 1 21-39.
  • Boss, S. R., Galletta, D., Moody, G., Lowrey, P. B., Polak, P. (2015). What Do Users Have to Fear? Using Fear Appeals to Engender Threats and Fear that Motivate Protective Behaviors in Users. MIS Quarterly, (39) 4 837-864. (Link)
  • Gogan, J. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Chircu, A. M. (2013). Handoff Processes, Information Quality and Patient Safety: A Trans-Disciplinary Literature Review. Business Process Management Journal, (19) 1 70-94.
  • Chircu, A. M., Gogan, J. L., Boss, S. R., Baxter, R. J. (2013). Medication Errors, Handoff Processes and Information Quality: A Community Hospital Case Study. Business Process Management Journal, (19) 2 201-216.
  • Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2012). The Dark Side of Online Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Information Systems. Journal of Information Systems, (26) 2 71-91.
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2010). Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, (11) 3 140-151.
  • Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. J., Angermeier, I., Shingler, R., Boss, R. W. (2009). If someone is watching, I'll do what I'm asked: Mandatoriness, Control, and Information Security. European Journal of Information Systems, (18) 2 151-164.
  • Zagenczyk, T. J., Gibney, R., Murrell, A. J., Boss, S. R. (2008). Friends Don't Make Friends Perform OCB, But Advisors Do. Group and Organization Management Journal, (33) 6 760-780.

    Cases


    Boss, S. R., Gray, J., Janvrin, D. (). Accountants, Cybersecurity isn't just for 'Techies': Incorporating Cybersecurity into the Accounting CurriculumIssues in Accounting Education. Forthcoming.

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Dunn, C. L.Gerard, G. J.Grabski, S. V.Boss, S. R. (2013). Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors Association for Information Systems, (SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS))
  • Boss, S. R.D'Arcy, J.Yezegel, A.Boss, R. W. (2012). Security Profiling in the Organization: Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security IFIP, (IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research)
  • Chircu, A. M.Gogan, J. L.Baxter, R. J.Boss, S. R. (2011). Handoffs and Medication Errors: A Community Hospital Case Study , (Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS))
  • Gogan, J. L.Boss, S. R.Sankaranarayanan, B.Linderman, J. L. (2011). Controls in the NICU North American Case Research Association, (North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Annual Meeting)
  • Boss, S. R.D'Arcy, J.Galletta, D. (2011). Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security Decision Sciences Institute, (DSI Annual Meeting)

  • Conference Papers


  • Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital WorldIFIP WG8.11/WG11.13, Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research. Forthcoming.
  • Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Fraud Investigations in a Digital WorldAssociation for Information Systems (AIS), SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Boss, S., Gray, J., Janvrin, D. (2021). “How Would You Respond to High Profile Cybersecurity Breaches? Evaluating the Capital One, Equifax, and Target Attacks” Presented at the American Accounting Association AIS/SET Midyear
  • Boss, S. R., Gray, J., Janvrin, D. (2020). “Accountants, Cybersecurity isn't just for 'Techies:' Incorporating Cybersecurity into the Accounting Curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • Boss, S. R. (2020). “Cybercrime and Information Security” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley University Cybersecurity Lectures Waltham, MA
  • Boss, S. R., Gray, J., Janvrin, D. (2020). “Accountants, Cybersecurity isn’t just for ‘Techies’: Incorporating Cybersecurity into the Accounting Curriculum” Presented at the Association for Information Systems America's Conference on Information Systems
  • Boss, S. R., Gray, J., Janvrin, D. (2020). “How Would You Respond to High Profile Cybersecurity Breaches? Examining the Capital One, Equifax, and Target Frauds” Presented at the Brigham Young University BYU Accounting Research Symposium Provo, UT
  • Boss, S. R. (2019). “Cybercrime & Information Security” Presented at the Bentley Information Systems Department Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn Bentley University
  • Gray, J., Boss, S. R., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Sarens, G. (2019). “Correlates of Internal Audit’s Information Technology Audit Strategy” Presented at theEuropean Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance Paris, France
  • Sumantra, S., Gray, J., Boss, S. R., Daly, E. (2018). “Teaching Analytics in AIS – the buzzword” Presented at the Association for Information Systems, SIGASYS International Conference on Information Systems 2018 Pre-Conference Sessions San Francisco, CA
  • Gray, J., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R., Sarens, G. (2018). “Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors” Presented at theEuropean Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance Parthenope University of Naples
  • Gray, J., Boss, S. R. (2018). “Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors” Presented at the Bentley University Scholarly Activities Bentley University
  • Gray, J., Boss, S. R. (2017). “Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors” Presented at the Bentley University 2017 Research Colloquium: The Future of Work Waltham, MA
  • Gray, J., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R., Sarens, G. (2017). “The Integrated Information Technology Audit in Internal Audit: Correlates of Internal Audit’s IT/ICT Strategy” Presented at the American Accounting Association AIS/SET Joint Midyear Conference Orlando, FL
  • Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). “The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital World” Presented at the Association for Information Systems SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Auckland, NZ
  • Boss, S. R., Schermann, M. (2014). “The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital World” Presented at the IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research Newcastle, UK
  • Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2013). “Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors” Presented at the Association for Information Systems SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Milan, Italy
  • Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Yezegel, A., Boss, R. W. (2012). “Security Profiling in the Organization: Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security” Presented at the IFIP IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research Provo, UT
  • Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2012). “Will Programmers Circumvent Internal Control By Disclosing Proprietary Information Through Electronic Networks of Practice?” Presented at the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting Scottsdale, AZ
  • Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2011). “Will Programmers Circumvent Internal Control By Disclosing Proprietary Information Through Electronic Networks of Practice?” Presented at the Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium Provo, UT
  • Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Galletta, D. (2011). “Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security” Presented at the Decision Sciences Institute DSI Annual Meeting Boston, MA
  • Gogan, J. L., Boss, S. R., Sankaranarayanan, B., Linderman, J. L. (2011). “Controls in the NICU” Presented at the North American Case Research Association North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas
  • Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J. (2010). “Targeting Information Security Efforts: The Influences of Job and Pay Satisfaction on Information Security Effectiveness” Presented at the AIS International Conference on Information Systems/MISQ Editors Pre-ICIS Workshop Saint Louis, MO
  • Fedorowicz, J., Boss, S. R. (2010). “Federal support for information assurance education: Opportunities for accounting information systems programs” Presented at theAAA Information Systems Section Mid-year Meeting Clearwater Beach, FL
  • Boss, S. R., Gogan, J. L. (2009). “Controls in the NICU” Presented at theInternational Conference on Information Systems Phoenix, AZ
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2009). “Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions” Presented at theInformation integrity Information Systems Integrity Toronto, CA (presented by co-author)
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2009). “Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions ” Presented at the University of Waterloo Information integrity Conference Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. K., Angermeier, I., Shingler, R., Boss, R. W. (2009). “Familiarity Breeds Content: How Fear of Cybercrime Influences Individual Precaution-Taking Behavior” Presented at theIFIP TC8 International Workshop on IS Security Research Cape Town, South Africa
  • Boss, S. R., Galletta, D. (2008). “Scared Straight: An Empirical Comparison of Two Major Theoretical Models Explaining User Backups” Presented at theInternational Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems 2008 Pre-ICIS Conference Paris, France
  • Boss, S. R., Gogan, J. L., Hunton, J. E. (2008). “A clinical information quality proposal” Presented at theMIT Information Quality Industry Symposium Boston, MA
  • Kirsch, L. J., Slaughter, S. A., Haney, M. H., Boss, S. R., Ma, L., Doumpoulaki, E. (2007). “The Formulation and Evolution of Faultlines in Large Scale, Multi-Party Information Systems Development” Presented at theInternational Conference on Information Systems Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. J. (2007). “The Last Line of Defense: Motivating Employees to Follow Corporate Security Guidelines” Presented at theInternational Conference on Information Systems Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Boss, S. R. (2006). “Control, Perceived Risk and Information Security Precautions: Developing a Theoretical Framework” Presented at theAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA
  • Boss, S. R. (2006). “Empirical Evidence of Control and Risk Impacts on Intentions to Engage in Information Security Precautions” Presented at theConference on Information Systems and Technology Pittsburgh, PA
  • Zagenczyk, T. J., Murrell, A. J., Boss, S. R., Ptazsenski, M. (2005). “The Mediating Role of Job Involvement in the Relationship Between Social Networks and Organizational Citizenship Behavior” Presented at theEastern Academy of Management Springfield, MA
  • Gibbons, D. E., Butler, B. S., Boss, S. R. (2004). “When Shall I Tell? Relational Promotion and Timing of Information Technology Diffusion” Presented at theDIGIT Pre-Conference Workshop - ICIS 2004 Annual Conference Washington DC
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Chair for Accountancy Strategy Committee 2012 - Present
  • Committee Member for Audit/AIS Coordination Committee 2007 - Present
  • Committee Member for MSAA Task Force 2016 - 2020
  • Task Force Chair for MSA Task Force 2015 - 2016
  • Task Force Member for MSA Task Force 2014 - 2016
  • University Service


  • University Senate for Faculty Senate 2015 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Salary & Benefits 2014 - 2019
  • Professional Service


  • Officer, Vice President for Association for Information Systems 2017 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Journal 2015 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance at the University of Waterloo (UWCISA) 2015 - Present
  • Editor (Associate), Journal for Information Systems Frontiers 2015 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Americas Conference on Information Systems 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for European Conference on Information Systems 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for IFIP TC8.11/11.13 International Workshop on IS Security Research 2009 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for European Journal of Information Systems 2007 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Strategic Information Systems 2007 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Research 2006 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for MIS Quarterly 2006 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Academy of Management 2001 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference for Information Systems 2001 - Present
  • AAA Information Systems Section Member at Large for American Accounting Association 2010 - 2012
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for GA ABO Conference 2008 - 2008
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Conference on Information Systems and Technology 2006 - 2006