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A Holistic and Immune System inspired Security Framework
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2009 (English)In: International Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ISP-09), 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a Framework for adaptive information security systems for securing information systems. Information systems today are vulnerable and not adaptive to the dynamic environments because initial development of these systems focused on computer technology and communications protocol only. Most research in information security does not consider culture of users, system environments and does not pay enough attention to the enemies of information systems. As a result, users serve technology instead of technology serving users. We apply the Systemic-Holistic Approach, the living systems theory, the Immune system, Systems theory, Cybernetics, and Socio-Technical systems to provide adaptability features, to consider culture of users and system environments in developing and designing information security systems. We apply socio-technical measures to secure the weak links in information security systems that have been created by culture of users. This security framework will help researchers and designers consider not only communication protocols and technology but also values of people like culture, legal, and traditions; environments where information systems run; and adaptive features in information security systems

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34478OAI: diva2:421739
QC 20110609Available from: 2011-06-09 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2011-06-09Bibliographically approved

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