First Advisor

Bowles, Robert

Second Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Assurance


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

109 pages


This report focuses on the evaluation and development of a change management process for the Regis University Academic Research Network (ARNe), and specifically the SEAD Practicum. The author originally proposed expanding on a security audit performed on the ARNe in 2008, and researched, evaluated and presents several risk assessment methodologies. This broad approach was later focused on the practical aspects of developing a change management process for the ARNe/SEAD Practicum, based on researching applicable standards and best practice guidance. A management questionnaire and user survey were developed and distributed to obtain valuable opinions and perspectives from the individuals most directly involved with the administration and use of the ARNe and SEAD Practicum portal.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

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

Rights Statement

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