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Security threat classification for outsourced IT projects

Lookup NU author(s): Moneef Almutairi, Dr Stephen RiddleORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE Computer Society, 2017.

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© 2017 IEEE. Many organisations have adopted outsourcing for delivering critical IT services to their clients. Organisations need to identify the potential security threats of outsourced IT projects as early as possible to avoid or mitigate security incidents. Existing threat classification approaches suffer from limitations such as the lack of exhaustive threat classification criteria. In this paper, we propose a threat classification approach for outsourced IT projects. This approach aims to allow organisations to identify, minimise, mitigate, or eliminate security threats at the early stages of project execution.

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Author(s): Almutairi M, Riddle S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2017 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS)

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 447-448

Online publication date: 26/06/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 29/08/2017

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society


DOI: 10.1109/RCIS.2017.7956579

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ISBN: 9781509054763