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Tenth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2016)

Tenth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2016)
Frankfurt, Germany, July 19-21, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-84102-413-4

Title: Agile Changes of Security Landscape: A Human Factors and Security Investment View
Author(s): Reza Alavi, Shareeful Islam
Reference: pp112-124
Keywords: Agile Development, Information Security Systems (ISS), Human Factors, Security Investment (SI), Return on Information Security Investment (ROISI), Fea
Abstract: The information security experts are finding it challenging to timely response any emerging threats. The rapid changing of security landscape and dependency on the agile software and system development projects make it challenging to address these threats in timely manner. This could pose any potential risks to overall business continuity. Furthermore, critical human factors, cost and investment in the information security field will add more anxiety in dealing with risks in an agile environment. There is a need for a unified approach to address the principles of information security, human factors and security investment in an agile environment. This paper provides a solution for constructing an effective information security system in which adequate risk assessment and controls provided to address critical human factors and security investment issues in agile changes of security in organisations. This is achieved through a short review of existing knowledge on the topics of agile development and information security, and the authors’ work on human factors and security investment to unify the two.
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