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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 703713, 5 pages
Research Article

Using a Prediction Model to Manage Cyber Security Threats

Department of Management Studies, Anna University Regional Centre Coimbatore, Jothipuram Post, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641 047, India

Received 12 September 2014; Revised 14 December 2014; Accepted 25 December 2014

Academic Editor: Aneel Rahim

Copyright © 2015 Venkatesh Jaganathan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cyber-attacks are an important issue faced by all organizations. Securing information systems is critical. Organizations should be able to understand the ecosystem and predict attacks. Predicting attacks quantitatively should be part of risk management. The cost impact due to worms, viruses, or other malicious software is significant. This paper proposes a mathematical model to predict the impact of an attack based on significant factors that influence cyber security. This model also considers the environmental information required. It is generalized and can be customized to the needs of the individual organization.