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Improving the Security of Storage Systems: Bahrain Case Study

Improving the Security of Storage Systems: Bahrain Case Study
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Author(s): Wasan Shaker Awad (Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain) and Hanin Mohammed Abdullah (University of Bahrain, Sakheer, Bahrain)
Copyright: 2014
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pages: 31
Source title: International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Agustinus Waluyo (Monash University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/IJMCMC.2014070104

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Abstract

Developing security systems to protect the storage systems are needed. The main objective of this paper is to study the security of file storage server of an organization. Different kinds of security threats and a number of security techniques used to protect information will be examined. Thus, in this paper, an assessment plan for evaluating cyber security of local storage systems in organizations is proposed. The assessment model is based on the idea of cyber security domains and risk matrix. The proposed assessment model has been implemented on two prestigious and important organizations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Storage systems of the assessed organizations found to have cyber security risks of different scales. This conclusion gives certainty to the fact that organizations are not capable of following the cyber security evolution and secure their storage systems from cyber security vulnerabilities and breaches. Organizations with local storage systems can improve the cyber security of their storage systems by applying certain techniques.

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