Associate Professor Lech Jan Janczewski

MEng, MASc and DEng.


A/Prof Lech J. Janczewski , (MEng - Warsaw, MASc - Toronto, DEng - Warsaw) has over thirty five years experience in information technology. He was the managing director of the largest IBM installation in Poland, and the project manager of the first computing centre in the Niger State of Nigeria.

His area of research includes management of IS resources with the special emphasis on data security and information systems investments. Currently he contributes to the project aimed on developing a tool handling Distributed Denial of Serve Attacks. Dr Janczewski has written above 100 publications presented in scientific journals, conference proceedings, books and chapters in books. In 1994, during his sabbatical he lectured at the Royal Holloway College, the University of London (UK), and in 2001 at the Faculty of Management, The University of Warsaw (Poland). He spent his last sabbatical (second half of 2005) at the Technical University of Trondheim (Norway) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elisabeth (South Africa).

His CV was published in Marquis “Who is Who in the World 2000”, “Who is Who in Science and Engineering 2000”, “Who is Who in New Zealand”, and many others.

Special Interests:
Data communications
Information security and auditing
Problems of global telematic systems
Social impact of information systems


Research | Current

Research Interests:

Electronic commerce
Management of information systems
Medical information systems
Information Security


Teaching | Current

Positions Held:
From To Institution Position Held
1986 2002 The University of Auckland Senior Lecturer


2006 INFOSYS 340 Information Systems Project
2006 INFOSYS 341 Information Security
2006 INFOSYS 727 Information Security Applications


Postgraduate supervision

Current no of students:

PhD: 6

Master: 2

GradDip: 1



2006 Best Paper Award, IRMA Interantional Conference, Washington, DC, USA, May

Areas of expertise

Information secuirty policies

cyber crime, cyber war, cyber terrorism

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Chairperson, New Zealand Information Security Forum
Secretary, IFIP, Technical Committee 11
Scholl of Business representative, IT Forum


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ivaturi, K., Chua, C., & Janczewski, L. (2017). Impact of information seeking and warning frames on online deception: A quasi-experiment. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 57 (2), 139-147. 10.1080/08874417.2016.1183446
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cecil Chua
  • Farzan, K., & Janczewski, L. J. (2017). Clustering and topic modelling: A new approach for analysis of national cyber security strategies. PACIS 2017 Proceedings USA: AIS Electronic Library.
  • Janczewski, L. J., & Caelli, W. (2016). Security of Small Countries: Summary and Model. In L. J. Janczewski, W. Caelli (Eds.) (pp. 181-200). ROUTLEDGE.
  • Janczewski, L. J., & Caelli, W. (2016). Cyber Conflicts and Small States Introduction. In L. J. Janczewski, W. Caelli (Eds.) (pp. 1-6). ROUTLEDGE.
  • Salleh, K., & Janczewski, L. J. (2016). Technological, organizational and environmental security and privacy issues of big data: A literature review. In Quintela Varajão JE, M. M. Cruz-Cunha, R. Martinho, Bjørn-Andersen N, R. Turner, D. Alves (Eds.) Procedia Computer Science:International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN / HCist 2016, 100, 19-28. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier B.V. 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.119
  • Janczewski, L. J., & Caellli, W. (Eds.) (2016). Cyber conflicts and small states. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Pages: 215.
  • Janczewski, L. J., Wolfe, H. B., & Shenoi, S. (2015). Editorial – 28th IFIP TC-11 International Information Security and Privacy Conference. Computers & Security, 52, 162-163. 10.1016/j.cose.2015.05.007
  • Ivaturi, K., Janczewski, L. J., & Chua, C. (2014). Effect of Frame of Mind on Users’ Deception Detection Attitudes and Behaviours. CONF-IRM 2014 Proceedings Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Related URL.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 480
New Zealand

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