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Government Network and Information Security MCDM Framework for the Selection of Security Mechanisms:  
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of CNIS 2005 / [ed] M.H. Hamza, Phoenix, USA: Acta Press , 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The establishment of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Intranets and Internet access channels by Governments raises the need of making sure that only authorized people access the Government VPN resources. The large base of network security mechanisms and VPN implementation alternatives available makes it difficult to select the “optimal” security mechanisms or controls to be used in order to ensure the required or defined level of security for a specific VPN. This paper addresses the security mechanisms selection problem by proposing a MCDM model for structuring the VPN selection decision problem. Data collected from the Government Network Project (GovNet) being implemented in Mozambique was used to support both the development and validation of the Model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Phoenix, USA: Acta Press , 2005.
Keyword [en]
Security, Internet, VPN, Intranet, Government Network, Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM)
National Category
Information Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38063DiVA: diva2:305895
Conference
CNIS 2005, 14-16 November, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2011-05-26Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. ICT Platform Integration - MCDM Based Framework for the Establishment of Value Network: Case Study: Mozambique Government Electronic Network (GovNet)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ICT Platform Integration - MCDM Based Framework for the Establishment of Value Network: Case Study: Mozambique Government Electronic Network (GovNet)
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The selection of ICT service providers are among many of the challenges in building networks (intranets and extensions to the Internet) due to the high investment on equipment (CAPEX) and on operational costs (OPEX). This thesis proposes a Multi-Criteria Decision Method based decision support framework via the deployment of the Analytical Hierarchy Process method that can be used to improve selection and evaluation practices. The work deals explicitly with the role of ICT in supporting the corporate mission, and goals, in building the organization value network. It helps also in planning and defining the access to the Internet and strategies for making critical ICT related decisions. A specific study, The Government Electronic Network Project in Mozambique, has been used as a use case for the developed model and for validating the framework. The thesis also covers aspects related to the broader eGovernment process in Mozambique, such as the architecture, the principles, and the associated IT protocols and standards required for the interoperability of the respective eGovernment systems.

The framework and recommendations are expected to contribute in assisting organizations to increase the usage and improve the management of IT platforms and services. In addition, they should help in bettering the systematization of the input data in specifying the requirements for the services offered by Internet service providers. The model should bring to the attention of decision-makers many factors that are currently neither considered nor are central to the selection processes. Furthermore, the decision-makers can use the framework in explaining and describing the investment decisions behind ICT projects in the context of the organization value network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, 2011. 314 p.
Series
Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 11-005
Series
DSV Report Series, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 11-005
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56518 (URN)978-91-7447-244-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-06-01, sal C, Forum 100, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2011-05-10 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2011-05-26Bibliographically approved

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