Title

Regulatory Compliance: Insufficient Protection for Today's Sensitive Data and the Need for a Risk Management Plan

Date of Award

5-27-2010

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Security Management

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Security Management

Advisor

Jon Coombes

Keywords

Assessment; Compliance; HIPAA; Information; Management; Risk; Security

Abstract

Regulatory requirements focused on enhancing information security within both the private and public sectors are on the rise. The increase in attention towards compliance with these requirements may serve to promote a false sense of security, as a good risk management plan is the crucial component to protecting against information security threats. Logically, additional security should equal less data theft; however, breaches of sensitive data continue to be a growing problem. This growth may point to a poor understanding of how to conduct proper risk management in conjunction with regulatory compliance. This project will show the need for identifying gaps between compliance and risk management and will provide a risk management guide that can be used to do so.

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