1st Edition

Information Security Management Systems A Novel Framework and Software as a Tool for Compliance with Information Security Standard

    326 Pages 36 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    326 Pages 36 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    326 Pages 36 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume, Information Security Management Systems: A Novel Framework and Software as a Tool for Compliance with Information Security Standard, looks at information security management system standards, risk management associated with information security, and information security awareness within an organization. The authors aim to improve the overall ability of organizations to participate, forecast, and actively assess their information security circumstances.

    It is important to note that securing and keeping information from parties who do not have authorization to access such information is an extremely important issue. To address this issue, it is essential for an organization to implement an ISMS standard such as ISO 27001 to address the issue comprehensively. The authors of this new volume have constructed a novel security framework (ISF) and subsequently used this framework to develop software called Integrated Solution Modeling (ISM), a semi-automated system that will greatly help organizations comply with ISO 27001 faster and cheaper than other existing methods. In addition, ISM does not only help organizations to assess their information security compliance with ISO 27001, but it can also be used as a monitoring tool, helping organizations monitor the security statuses of their information resources as well as monitor potential threats. ISM is developed to provide solutions to solve obstacles, difficulties, and expected challenges associated with literacy and governance of ISO 27001. It also functions to assess the RISC level of organizations towards compliance with ISO 27001.

    The information provide here will act as blueprints for managing information security within business organizations. It will allow users to compare and benchmark their own processes and practices against these results shown and come up with new, critical insights to aid them in information security standard (ISO 27001) adoption.


    Study Overview

    The Scope of the Problem and Motivations

    Research Positioning

    Research Method

    Outcome and Contributions

    Book Structure

    Concluding Remarks

    Literature Review


    Computer Security: Term and Concept

    Information Security: A Part of Computer Security

    Information Security Management System Standard

    Information Security Management System Framework

    Existing Methods and Tools to Aid in Adopting ISO 27001

    Software Development Methodologies and Performance Measurement



    An Overview of Methodology Stages


    Data Collection Method

    Data Categories

    Data Analysis

    Integrated Solution Framework


    The Challenges

    The Motivations

    Existing Frameworks: The Nine State-of-the-art Frameworks (9STAF)

    Overview of ISF

    The Features Comparison

    ISF Components

    The Mathematical Notation

    Computer Algorithm

    Software Development


    ISM Technologies and Front-End Architecture

    The Database

    Software Development Stages

    Release Version

    Testing Stage

    Comparison of ISM with some Existing Tools

    Testing The Software: RISC Investigation and SP/SQ Measurement


    Research Background

    Study in Brief

    The Result

    PART-I: Information Security Strategies

    Bank of Indonesia: A Success Story

    Telkom Indonesia Corp: Lessons Learned

    PART II: Information Security Behavior

    Attitudes to information security

    Security Awareness

    Security Standard

    PART III: RISC Investigation

    Respondents’ Self-Assessment

    Information Security Self-Awareness

    Management Support

    Marketing Aspects

    PART IV: SP / SQ Measurement

    Software Overview

    Cause-Effect Analysis

    The Eight Fundamental Parameters Measurement

    Security Culture

    Efficiency and Effectiveness

    Enhance Security Literacy

    Conclusions and Recommendations

    The Major Findings

    Recommendations and Future Research Directions

    Concluding Remarks



    Heru Susanto, PhD, is currently the head and researcher of the Computational Science & IT Governance Research Group at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. He is also an Honorary Professor and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Information Management, College of Management and Hospitality, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. Dr. Heru has experience as an IT professional and as web division head at IT Strategic Management at Indomobil Group Corporation. He has worked as the Prince Muqrin Chair for Information Security Technologies at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received a BSc in Computer Science from Bogor Agricultural University, an MBA in Marketing Management from the School of Business and Management Indonesia, an MSc in Information System from King Saud University, and a PhD in Information Security System from the University of Brunei and King Saud University. His research interests are in the areas of information security, it governance, computational sciences, business process re-engineering, and e-marketing.

    Mohammad Nabil Almunawar, PhD, is currently a senior lecturer and the Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei Darussalam. Dr. Almunawar has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and presentations at international conferences. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience in the area of computer and information systems. His overall research interests include applications of IT in management, electronic business/commerce, health informatics, information security, and cloud computing. He is also interested in object-oriented technology, databases and multimedia retrieval.

    Dr. Almunawar received his bachelor degree in 1983 from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia; his master’s degree (MSc in Computer Science) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, in 1991, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales (School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW), Australia, in 1998.