Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Lori L. Sussman, Ed.D,


Cyber Security, Costing Framework, Dynamic Computational Efficiency, Network Security


This study developed a comprehensive framework to systematically evaluate the economic implications of security policy implementation in IT-centric business processes. Focusing on the detection aspect of the NIST cybersecurity framework, the research explored the interrelation between business operations, computational efficiency, and security protocols. The framework comprises nine components, addressing the gap between cost projections and security policy enforcement. The insights provided valuable perspectives on managing security expenses and resource allocation in information security, ensuring alignment with revenue and expenditure outcomes while emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach to cost management in information security management.