Business Process-based Resource Importance Determination

S. Fenz, A. Ekelhart, T. Neubauer:
"Business Process-based Resource Importance Determination";
Vortrag: 7th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'2009), Ulm, Germany; 08.09.2009 - 10.09.2009; in:"Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'2009)", Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5701 (2009), S. 113 - 127.

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Abstract:


Information security risk management (ISRM) heavily depends on realistic impact values representing the resources┬┤ importance in the overall organizational context. Although a variety of ISRM approaches have been proposed, well-founded methods that provide an answer to the following question are still missing: How can business processes be used to determine resources┬┤ importance in the overall organizationalcontext? We answer this question by measuring the actual importance level of resources based on business processes. Therefore, this paper presents our novel business process-based resource importance determination method which provides ISRM with an efficient and powerful tool for deriving realisticresource importance figures solely from existing business processes. The conducted evaluation has shown that the calculation results of the developed method comply to the results gained in traditional workshop-based assessments.