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ERIC Number: ED528120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 217
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-9573-3
The Perceptions of U.S.-Based IT Security Professionals about the Effectiveness of IT Security Frameworks: A Quantitative Study
Warfield, Douglas L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The evolution of information technology has included new methodologies that use information technology to control and manage various industries and government activities. Information Technology has also evolved as its own industry with global networks of interconnectivity, such as the Internet, and frameworks, models, and methodologies to control the information technology (IT) industry. However, in the paradigms of business and technology, and their intersections, the application of risk management methodologies and IT security has failed to improve consistently with the sector's growth. As such, business and government often use IT security methodologies and frameworks across their enterprises to plan strategically and manage IT security risks, often by the application of computerized systems and controls. At the same time, IT has evolved frameworks, models, and methodologies to attempt to ensure the security of the information across the interconnected systems. In the mash up of business and technology, the application of IT security governance has permeated both sides of the information technology and systems. This quantitative research studies IT security governance (ITSG) from the U.S.-based IT security professionals' perspective. The research attempts to advance the knowledge of ITSG, including the perceived influences of ITSG frameworks, organization type, and size, and federal regulations of the United States. The research includes a quantitative, descriptive, correlational study that surveys IT security professionals to determine the relationships between organization type and size, specific IT security-related enacted federal regulations, popularly used IT security governance frameworks, and the demographics of the IT security professionals participating in the study. The research will attempt to show correlations between these potentially influential factors and to advance the knowledge and understanding of management and application of IT security governance for more effective IT security in modern organizations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States