Innovative cyber attacks; A federal contractor's paradigm changer and driving factor for innovation

by Carmenatty, Edgar, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 95 pages; 3644823


The purpose of this quantitative, non-experimental research was to discover how Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) best practices in response to IT security challenges contribute to security governance and management in the private sector. The target population was IT professionals in the field of information assurance working on government contracts. The instrument was a validated and previously published questionnaire. This study found a positive correlation between FISMA compliance and IT governance. Therefore, FISMA implemented as a security framework on private organizations can be used to address emerging security issues between the government attack surface and businesses security posture.

AdviserSharon Gagnon
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Information technology; Computer science
Publication Number3644823

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