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Exploring Cybersecurity Metrics for Strategic Units: A Generic Framework for Future Work

  • Mohammad Arafah
  • Saad Haj BakryEmail author
  • Reham Al-Dayel
  • Osama Faheem
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 70)

Abstract

Strategic units at the various levels of the cyberspace, from the personal level to the world level, through the enterprise and the country levels, need to protect their information security. In this respect, cybersecurity metrics for such units are important for continuous monitoring, assessment, and response to the various security challenges that they may face. This paper explores the development of such metrics and provides a framework that establishes a common base for the development of such metrics for different strategic units. The paper identifies cybersecurity and strategic units; elaborates on cybersecurity issues; discusses strategic units’ cybersecurity problems that require metrics; introduces a generic framework for such metrics; and considers future use of the framework. The paper hopes to highlight the issue of cybersecurity metrics for strategic units, and to help researchers identify related problems for future work.

Keywords

Cybersecurity Strategic units Metrics Standards 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Arafah
    • 1
  • Saad Haj Bakry
    • 1
    Email author
  • Reham Al-Dayel
    • 1
  • Osama Faheem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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