Searching for the Right Fit: Balancing IT Security Management Model Trade-Offs

Kirstie Hawkey ; Kasia Muldner ; Konstantin Beznosov

20 July 2008

Abstract: IT security professionals’ effectiveness in an organization is influenced not only by how usable their security management tools are but also by how well the organization’s security management model (SMM) fits. Finding the right SMM is critical but can be challenging — trade-offs are inherent to each approach but their implications aren’t always clear. The authors present a case study of one academic institution that created a centralized security team but disbanded it in favor of a more distributed approach three years later. They contrast these experiences with expectations from industry standards.

Keyword(s): security management model; organizational factors; case study; HOT Admin

Published in: Kirstie Hawkey, Kasia Muldner and Konstantin Beznosov, "Searching for the Right Fit Balancing IT Security Management Model Trade-Offs", Special Issue on Useful Computer Security, IEEE Internet Computing Magazine, 12(3), 2008, p. 22-30.:

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