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ERIC Number: ED557895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 134
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-8205-3
Towards an Enterprise Level Measure of Security
Marchant, Robert L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
Vulnerabilities of Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure have grown at the similar pace (at least) as the sophistication and complexity of the technology that is the cornerstone of our IT enterprises. Despite massive increased funding for research, for development, and to support deployment of Information Assurance (IA) defenses, the damages caused by malicious attackers to the IT infrastructure are growing at an accelerated rate. An entire industry, the Information Assurance (IA) industry, has grown up and currently exists only to provide methods and products for protecting IT assets and the data and services provided and maintained by these IT enterprise assets. For the manager, attempting to evaluate the security of products and services of the IA industry is exacerbated by the almost complete lack of universally recognized, reliable, and scalable methods to measure the "security" of those assets at the "enterprise" level and to determine the cost of protecting those assets. What Information Technology Enterprise Leadership needs is a quantitative security risk management methodology that is as affective to the enterprise manager as the traditional, non-IT risk, program management quantitative risk management methodologies. The topic of this dissertation is to describe from the perspective of IA professionals how probably it is that the issue stated above is perceived as real and what (if any) are the obstacles for achieving this goal. [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
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Language: English
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