Analyzing Business Process Security Using Attributed Metagraphs

6 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2007  

Sam Ransbotham

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

Sabyasachi Mitra

Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Date Written: October 16, 2007

Abstract

Inter-organization workflow is increasing in importance as organizations rely on outsourcing and offshoring to deliver complex global business processes. Capitalizing on enhancements to telecommunications infrastructure, information systems are integral to coordinating and distributing processes for both internal and external business units. Unfortunately, this increased reliance is occurring in an environment of escalating threats to information security compounded by market sensitivity and regulatory intensity. Building on recent workflow research, we investigate use of an attributed metagraph representation to analyze business process security. Using examples of both risk analysis and impact mitigation, we demonstrate the usefulness of attributed metagraphs for process analysis. Metagraph-based representation both supports assessment of existing processes as well as provides normative guidance for process redesign.

Suggested Citation

Ransbotham, Sam and Mitra, Sabyasachi, Analyzing Business Process Security Using Attributed Metagraphs (October 16, 2007). 16th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies & Systems (WITS) Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026718 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1026718

Sam Ransbotham (Contact Author)

Boston College - Carroll School of Management ( email )

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United States

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Sabyasachi Mitra

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

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