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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type




Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Mailewa, Akalanka B

Second Advisor

Collen, Lynn A

Third Advisor

Abuzneid, Shakour A

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Keywords and Subject Headings

Digital Economy Cyber Risk Impact Assessment


The main objective of this project is to demonstrate my skills and knowledge I have learned over the course of my graduate study in Information Assurance at St. Cloud State University and apply this skill to ensure and contribute to build a strong and secured echo system from cyber-attacks. This report will include descriptions and summary of the research and the documentations. This study aims, through the state of the art, to explain the importance of IoT as one of the main factors in the conversion and development of people's lives and, at a business level, define the critical points and challenges to position themselves before the new business models. From the thesis, a conceptual framework of the IoT will be given and the best practices with examples in the development of the industry, giving a vision on its impact on daily life, weighing its benefits over the issues most critical for adoption. This project challenge me to utilize my understanding of concepts, principle and techniques in Cyber security in IoT world and pushed me to learn and understand new technologies and methods in cyber security.


I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the professors at St Cloud State University who have taught me so many things and supported me throughout my academic career. I am grateful to have such highly talented and experienced faculty members teaching me such wide range of advanced topics and concepts of computer science and Cyber security. Due to this, I was able to learn and understand so much about methods, challenges that exist in Cyber Security and Data Security. I truly thankful to everyone for everything I have learned in this university.

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