A Holistic Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Framework for Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom

Abstract

As organisations are vulnerable to cyber attacks, their protection becomes a significant issue. Capability Maturity Models can enable organisations to benchmark current maturity levels against best practices. Although many maturity models have been already proposed in the literature, a need for models that integrate several regulations exists. This article presents a light web-based model that can be used as a cyber security assessment tool for Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) of the United Kingdom. The novel Holistic Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Framework incorporates all security and privacy regulations and best practises that HEIs must be compliant to, and can be used as a self assessment or a cybersecurity audit tool.

Description

open access article

Keywords

Assessment Framework, GDPR, NSID

Citation

Aliyu, A., Maglaras, L., He, Y., Yevseyeva, I., Boiten, E., Cook, A. and Janicke, H. (2020) A Holistic Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Framework for Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom. Applied Sciences, 10(10), p.3660.

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Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)