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Learning from Information Security Maturity: A Textual Analysis

Jackie Rees Ulmer

Jackie Rees Ulmer - Purdue University

Jan 14, 2015

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Abstract

The Building Security in Maturity Model V (BSIMM-V) is an industry-driven maturity model dedicated to software security, which specifies a set of activities designed to foster an improved security posture within the organization. This research explores the firm characteristics and approaches to information risk of the participating BSIMM-V firms, primarily through text mining techniques. The objective of this research is to determine if there are any significant associations or relationships between firm characteristics, the activities identified by the BSIMM –V model, and reported information security incidents.

About the Speaker

Jackie Rees Ulmer is currently an associate professor of Management Information Systems in the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. She earned her Ph.D. in Decision and Information Sciences from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in 1998. Her research interests include information security risk management, privacy, machine learning, particularly text mining and evolutionary computation. She has published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Information System Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Information Technology and Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce. She teaches courses in Information Security, Principles of Management Information Systems, Java Programming, Database Management Systems, and Data Mining. She is currently serving as the director of accreditation for the Krannert School of Management and is also a CERIAS Fellow.

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