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Seventh International Network Conference (INC 2008)

Seventh International Network Conference (INC 2008)
Plymouth, UK, July 8-10, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-84102-188-1

Title: Security Assessment and Planning in Small Organizations
Author(s): Oleksiy Mazhelis, Hannakaisa Isomäki
Reference: pp149-159
Keywords: Information security management, small and medium enterprises
Abstract: Information security is one of the major concerns in contemporary organizations, and these organizations devote significant portion of their resources in order to identify and mitigate their security risks. A number of formal methods can be used to support the process of security risk assessment and planning; however, these methods are usually aimed at large or medium organizations. Meanwhile, the resources available in smaller organizations may appear insufficient for applying a full-scale assessment and planning method, and, therefore, these methods should be tailored first to the constraints present in an organization. This paper introduces a derivative of a well-known security assessment and planning method adjusted to the needs of small organizations, and reports on the use of this method in a small organization.
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