The mission statement of AIS is as follows:
“The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.”
As students and future practitioners of Information Systems (IS), you play a significant part in this mission. One of our initiatives to serve society is named the Bright ICT Initiative. This initiative has the goal of making the Internet a safer place for organizations and society in general. The Bright ICT contest will allow you to demonstrate the impact that IS can have in making the Internet a safer place by challenging your team of 1-5 individuals to design and implement an innovative IS solution to prevent undesirable and dangerous activities on the Internet. Examples include (but are not limited to): Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberbullying, Internet Extortion, etc. In short, if it’s happening on the Internet and it is causing harm to an individual or an organization, its fair game!