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Information security gap analysis based on ISO 27001: 2013 standard: A case study of the Yemeni Academy for Graduate Studies, Sana`a, Yemen

A. A. Nasser1

1 Dept. of information system, College of science , Sa`adah University, Sa`adah, Yemen.

Correspondence should be addressed to: adelru2009@mail.ru.

Section:Research Paper, Product Type: Isroset-Journal
Vol.3 , Issue.11 , pp.4-13, Dec-2017

CrossRef-DOI:   https://doi.org/10.26438/ijsrms/v3i11.413

Online published on Dec 31, 2017

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IEEE Style Citation: A. A. Nasser, “Information security gap analysis based on ISO 27001: 2013 standard: A case study of the Yemeni Academy for Graduate Studies, Sana`a, Yemen”, International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies , Vol.3, Issue.11, pp.4-13, 2017.

MLA Style Citation: A. A. Nasser "Information security gap analysis based on ISO 27001: 2013 standard: A case study of the Yemeni Academy for Graduate Studies, Sana`a, Yemen." International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies 3.11 (2017): 4-13.

APA Style Citation: A. A. Nasser, (2017). Information security gap analysis based on ISO 27001: 2013 standard: A case study of the Yemeni Academy for Graduate Studies, Sana`a, Yemen. International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies , 3(11), 4-13.

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This Information is one of the most important assets of the company. Protecting information requires a broad range of controls. Organizations should make sure that they are covering the full range of controls needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information from the full range of threats. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is one of the leading standards of information security. It is the code of practice including 114 controls in 14 different domains. This research was conducted to find out the level of information security in the Yemeni Academy for graduate studies (YAGS) regarding the compliance of implementation of this standard. The results showed maturity level of information security in the YAGS is at level 2. The value of the gap between the value of the maturity level of the current and expected level of maturity value is 3.19. This mains that many control weaknesses exist, related security policies and procedures should be developed and security management system and culture should be implemented. The detailed results of benchmarking based on the ISO27001 standard, the method used to measure the maturity level for each security control domain, and the improvement recommendations are presented.

Key-Words / Index Term :
Gap analysis; Compliance; ISO 27001; Maturity level; Maturity model

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