Information Systems Security and Privacy


Information technology has had a significant impact on business operations and allowed the emergence of new business models. These IT-enabled processes and businesses however depend on secure information systems which need to be managed. The management of information systems security (ISS) is a highly dynamic and complex task due to constant change in the information technology domain. In this paper we propose the use of a meta model to aid ISS managers in setting up a holistic information security management system (ISMS). For this we describe how an adapted meta model of ISO 27001, a security standard for ISMS, can be used to aid with general phases of ISS management. We demonstrate how models can support ISS managers in their endeavors. The paper concludes with a pragmatic evaluation by providing an example of how such a meta model can be operationalized for vulnerability identification, before discussing potential future research.