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Towards an enhancement of organizational information security through Threat Factor Profiling (TFP) model


Sidi, Fatimah and Daud, Maslina and Ahmad, Sabariah and Zainuddin, Naqliyah and Abdullah, Syafiqa Anneisa and Jabar, Marzanah A. and Affendey, Lilly Suriani and Ishak, Iskandar and Sharef, Nurfadhlina Mohd and Zolkepli, Maslina and Nordin, Fatin Nur Majdina and Sejani, Hashimah Amat and Hairani, Saiful Ramadzan (2017) Towards an enhancement of organizational information security through Threat Factor Profiling (TFP) model. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 892. art. no. 012011. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1742-6588


Information security has been identified by organizations as part of internal operations that need to be well implemented and protected. This is because each day the organizations face a high probability of increase of threats to their networks and services that will lead to information security issues. Thus, effective information security management is required in order to protect their information assets. Threat profiling is a method that can be used by an organization to address the security challenges. Threat profiling allows analysts to understand and organize intelligent information related to threat groups. This paper presents a comparative analysis that was conducted to study the existing threat profiling models. It was found that existing threat models were constructed based on specific objectives, thus each model is limited to only certain components or factors such as assets, threat sources, countermeasures, threat agents, threat outcomes and threat actors. It is suggested that threat profiling can be improved by the combination of components found in each existing threat profiling model/framework. The proposed model can be used by an organization in executing a proactive approach to incident management.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/892/1/012011
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Keywords: Threat Factor Profiling (TFP) Model; Information security; Security
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 08:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63588
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