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ROLE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN ACHIEVING CYBER SECURITY IN THE ORGANIZATION: A FIELD STUDY ON THE MUNICIPALITY OF JEDDAH

Mohammed Yousef Al-Montashari, Dr. Uthman M. Ageeli

Abstract


This study aimed at identifying the role of information management in achieving cyber security in Jeddah municipality, through identifying  the cybersecurity threats in Jeddah municipality, the requirements of information management to protect cyber space in Jeddah municipality, and put forward a strategic vision to reinforcement cybersecurity through information management, the descriptive methodology was adopted, the researcher prepared an electronic questionnaire, the sample of the study consisted of 60 employees in information technology department in Jeddah municipality, the study showed some of cyber threats in Jeddah municipality as follow: non clarity of laws and systems for using electronic information by employees, sending viruses to Jeddah municipality devices, the chances of electronic spying on Jeddah municipality tasks, the main requirements of  information management to protect cyber space in Jeddah municipality was: the assurance of information reliability, information backup, monitoring the breakthroughs for Jeddah municipality, and held training courses for employees about cyber threats,  the strategic vision based on the following items: getting help from experienced to develop means of protection,  Partnering with parties interested in cybersecurity, raising awareness through courses and workshops dedicated for security aspects. The results showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the respondents for the axes of the questionnaire. 

In light of these results, the researcher proposed some recommendations to conduct studies to identify the level of applying information management in governmental organizations, and private organizations, to identify the obstacles of applying information management in  governmental and  private organizations.


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