Title: Exploring security, risk, and compliance driven IT governance model for universities: applied research based on the COBIT framework

Authors: Fatema Ebrahim Abdulrasool; Stephen J. Turnbull

Addresses: Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan ' Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Abstract: Information technology is the backbone of universities' operations which is leveraged to achieve the institutions' strategic visions. Universities are complex organisations and their complexity does not rely solely in their technical infrastructure but also their unique organisational structure and culture which requires a special scheme for governing and managing their IT resources. Designing the best-fit IT governance scheme is considered a very challenging endeavour. Several IT governance frameworks have been introduced to help organisations in understanding, designing and implementing IT governance and management practices. In this study we adopted the COBIT framework to design a security, risk, and compliance driven IT governance model for universities. After the model construction, the main factors that may affect the success of IT governance in universities found in the literature were mapped with COBIT governance and management objectives.

Keywords: IT governance; university IT governance; COBIT; IT security; IT compliance; IT risk; IT governance framework.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBANK.2020.111438

International Journal of Electronic Banking, 2020 Vol.2 No.3, pp.237 - 265

Received: 02 Mar 2020
Accepted: 02 May 2020

Published online: 13 Nov 2020 *

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