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Towards Solving the Data Problem in Measurement of Organisations´ Security


Publication Details
Author(s): Weiß S, Meyer-Wegener K
Title edited volumes: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Publisher: GI
Publishing place: Bonn
Publication year: 2008
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Informatics
Volume: 128
Conference Proceedings Title: Sicherheit 2008: Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit
Pages range: 461-472
ISBN: 978-3-88579-222-2
ISSN: 1617-5468

Event details
Event: Konferenzband der 4. Jahrestagung
Event location: Saarbrücker Schloss
Start date of the event: 02/04/2008
End date of the event: 04/04/2008
Language: English

Abstract

Awareness of security has risen during the last years. As a result, the question of adequate protection against security risks increased, too. Management wants to decide whether and how to invest in this protection. As a result, quantitative statements about information-security risks are needed. Existing approaches in this domain either rely on guessed data or do not answer the question in a quantitative way. We think that this is due to the fact that no approach separates information that can be provided by a central organization (e.g. known attacks, available controls, and a control's probability of protection) from information which must be provided individually (e.g. the controls installed). We have developed an approach that employs this separation and allows quantitative assessment of security with the help of a model. This model is presented here with a special look at the separation.



How to cite
APA: Weiß, S., & Meyer-Wegener, K. (2008). Towards Solving the Data Problem in Measurement of Organisations´ Security. In Sicherheit 2008: Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit (pp. 461-472). Saarbrücker Schloss, DE: Bonn: GI.

MLA: Weiß, Steffen, and Klaus Meyer-Wegener. "Towards Solving the Data Problem in Measurement of Organisations´ Security." Proceedings of the Konferenzband der 4. Jahrestagung, Saarbrücker Schloss Bonn: GI, 2008. 461-472.

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