Protecting our critical assets: a management approach to Information Security

Steven Woodhouse

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The results provide a significant contribution to theory and practice, especially for Information Security Managers. The main contributions of the research are: 1. the creation of a Critical Success Factors model illustrating the experts' perceptions concerning the objectives, resources, threats, and actors for designing,implementing and operating an ISMS; the development and application of a new maturity model to measure information securityin an organisation, 2. the Information Security Quotient that allows organisations to quantitatively score their information security posture; and 3. the development of a Tactical Security Management framework to assist organisations with the implementation, operation,and certification of their ISMS.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Information Technology
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Tien, David, Co-Supervisor
  • Dean, Anthony, Co-Supervisor
  • Howarth, Jason, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Sep 2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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