First Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.

Second Advisor

Hart, Douglas

Third Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Assurance


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

50 pages


The goal of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate an online system that would allow intuitive sharing and retrieval of information security (IS) education materials, and a corresponding taxonomic system relevant to common contexts in which IS concepts are taught. After determining initial requirements, popular open-source content management systems were evaluated. The most suitable solution was customized, and implemented as the Public Repository for Information Security Material (PRISM) website. An initial organizational taxonomy was developed, and the repository was populated with resources from several sources. Evaluations of PRISM suggest that core functionalities have been suitably designed and implemented, have provided guidance regarding the next phase of development, and have affirmed the scientific value of the PRISM design artifact.

Date of Award

Summer 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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