Author Biography

Yejun Wu, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the Louisiana State University. He received the Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies from the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park (2008). His research areas include organization of knowledge and information resources, and semantic analysis of text.



Subject Area Keywords

Methodology, Security management, Security studies


People who are concerned with security (such as security professionals) are naturally interested in methods of achieving security. This paper proposes an approach to creating a taxonomic framework of security methods. The taxonomic framework is developed using facet analysis based on a tetra-facet model of security, which identifies four facets of security: subject/scope of security, object of protection, source of insecurity, and method of protection. The taxonomic framework of security methods is created by combining two of the facets: source of insecurity and method of protection. The taxonomic framework of security methods can be integrated with the taxonomic framework of security (which was developed in a previous study), and can be used for security management and the management of information resources related to security and security methods.


The author would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive suggestions and comments, which have been incorporated into the article.