Creating a Security Methods Taxonomy for Information Resource Management

  • Yejun WuEmail author
  • Fansong MengEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11853)


People who are concerned with security are naturally interested in methods of achieving security. This paper proposes an approach to creating a security methods taxonomy which can be used for security management and the management of security-related information resources when security methods are the focus. The framework of the taxonomy is based on facet analysis and a tetra-facet model of security, which identifies four facets of security: subject/scope of security, object of protection, source of insecurity, and method of protection. A taxonomy of security methods can be created by combining two of the facets: source of insecurity and method of protection.


Security methods Taxonomy Information resource management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Library and Information ScienceLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.College of Information and CommunicationNational University of Defense TechnologyWuhanChina

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