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Open Access Knowledge and Scholarship

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S. - 5 year track for SCSU Undergraduates


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Abu Hussein, Abdullah

Second Advisor

Collen, Lynn A

Third Advisor

Rice, Erich P

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Healthcare and cloud computing, Benefits of migrating to the cloud, MITRE ATT&CK framework


With healthcare moving to the cloud, it is necessary to be concerned about the rising cyber-threats. The healthcare industry is one of the most targeted industries by cyber-criminals. This can be attributed to the weak security measures employed and the vast amounts of valuable data that the healthcare industry holds. To ensure that the healthcare industry is secure, this paper proposes the use of the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The MITRE ATT&CK framework presents the best possible way of staying ahead of the threat landscape by helping cyber-security experts understand adversaries' thought processes. By understanding how attackers think and the techniques that they use to gain unauthorized access to IT systems, the healthcare industry can use this information to improve its security architecture. To collect data needed for the study, the qualitative research design will be utilized. Data will be gathered from multiple sources, and the information synthesized to understand how the healthcare industry can improve its security through the application of the MITRE ATT&CK framework.