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Investigating security threats in information systems

Samy, Ganthan Narayana and Ahmad, Rabiah and Ismail, Zuraini (2009) Investigating security threats in information systems. In: 12th IBIMA (International Business Information Management Association) Conference on Creating Global Economics through Innovation and Knowledge Management, 29-30 June, 2009., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Information security surveys are important inputs to private, public and government sectors in order to measure current status of information security threats. This paper examines the various types of threats that exist in Information Systems (IS) in one of government supported hospital in Malaysia. The hospital has been equipped for a Total Hospital Information System (THIS). The data collected were from three different departments using in depth structured interviews. The study identified 22 types of threats according to major threat categories based on ISO/IEC 27002 (ISO 27799:2008). The result shows that the most critical threat for the THIS is the power failure followed by acts of human error or failure and other technological factors. This research holds significant value in terms of providing a comprehensive list of potential threat categories in IS and subsequently taking the results of this step as input for the risk mitigation strategy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:healthcare information systems (HIS), information systems (IS), risk analysis, threats
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:9073
Deposited By: Harlina Abdullah @ Abd Halim
Deposited On:03 Jul 2009 07:01
Last Modified:04 May 2012 07:07

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