Strengthening cybersecurity in digital transformation

Author: Harrison Stewart

Stewart, Harrison, 2023 Strengthening cybersecurity in digital transformation, Flinders University, College of Science and Engineering

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Digital transformation (DT) has opened new markets, resources and capabilities for organisations that use and depend on technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, Big Data, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. Approaches to strengthen cybersecurity during DT require better insight, given the paucity of empirical evidence on the key factors that support cybersecurity during DT. The study analysed the factors that improved security in the DT environment and proposed a model that strengthens secure digitalisation. The result of the study was the development of a new cybersecurity model called the Nine Five Circle (NFC). The NFC model combines Information Systems (IS) and DT security uniquely. This research has helped to fill a gap in the IS and DT literature where the security aspect of DT implementation requires attention. This study adds to the understanding of cybersecurity management issues in DT.

Keywords: Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation Challenges, Nine Five Circle, Nine Five Cycle, NFC, Financial Technology, FinTech, Information Security Management System, Information Security Policy, Industrial Standards, ISO27001, Consumer Trust, Compliance verses Security, Cyber Resilience Model, Cybersecurity Model, Organisational Security Culture, Humans Factor, Cyber Threat Intelligence Maturity

Subject: Computer Science thesis

Thesis type: Doctor of Philosophy
Completed: 2023
School: College of Science and Engineering
Supervisor: Professor Giselle Rampersad