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Indicators for Determining Collaborative Security Level in Organizational Environments

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  • Cătălin SBORA

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This paper presents the concept of security management through collaboration highlighting the limitations for conventional security management systems and the challenges in maintaining an acceptable level of security in organizational environments. There are presented four different aspects regarding information security, aspects that involve malware threats, perimeter protection, exploiting vulnerabilities and detection of vulnerabilities. Analyzing a set of experiments regarding malware protection the paper concludes the need to improve existing protection systems by standardization and collaboration. A set of indicators for measuring the level of security by considering each of four aspects, is presented and analyzed, highlighting the benefits obtained by using collaboration in the process of managing information security. A qualitative indicator is built based on the four aspects of security presented in the paper.

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  • Cătălin SBORA, 2014. "Indicators for Determining Collaborative Security Level in Organizational Environments," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(4), pages 131-143.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:4:p:131-143
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