Safeguarding the Information Systems in an Organization through Different Technologies, Policies, and Actions

  •  Hend K. Alkahtani    


Background: Information system use has substantially increased among the organization based on its effective integration of the resources and improved performance. The increasing reliance on the information system serves as a great security threat for the firms. Objective: The study intends to evaluate the security of the information system in the organization located in the region of Saudi Arabia, concerning the user’s awareness level. Methods: The quantitative design of the study is adopted which uses the survey approach. A close-ended questionnaire is used for evaluating the awareness level among the individuals. A total of 109 participants (males and females) in the Saudi Company were recruited for the study. Results: Despite the implementation of the policy, employees were unaware of it. The study highlights that the development of the firm’s information security policy requires the firm to make employees aware of the significance of the information security. Conclusion: The study concludes that the organization needs to educate the workforce of the information security policy and develop their necessary understanding of the information security system. This allows the employees to identify and report security threats and risks which helps in the improvement of information security awareness.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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