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A multifaceted evaluation of the reference model of information assurance and security

Cherdantseva, Yulia, Rana, Omer, Ivins, Wendy and Hilton, Jeremy 2016. A multifaceted evaluation of the reference model of information assurance and security. Computers and Security 63 , pp. 45-66. 10.1016/j.cose.2016.09.007

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The evaluation of a conceptual model, which is an outcome of a qualitative research, is an arduous task due to the lack of a rigorous basis for evaluation. Overcoming this challenge, the paper at hand presents a detailed example of a multifaceted evaluation of a Reference Model of Information Assurance & Security (RMIAS), which summarises the knowledge acquired by the Information Assurance & Security community to date in one all-encompassing model. A combination of analytical and empirical evaluation methods is exploited to evaluate the RMIAS in a sustained way overcoming the limitations of separate methods. The RMIAS is analytically evaluated regarding the quality criteria of conceptual models and compared with existing models. Twenty-six semistructured interviews with IAS experts are conducted to test the merit of the RMIAS. Three workshops and a case study are carried out to verify the practical value of the model. The paper discusses the evaluation methodology and evaluation results.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Security; Information Assurance; Conceptual model; Reference model; Analytical evaluation; Empirical evaluation
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0167-4048
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 23:08

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