Week 7

  
Part 1- APA Format-250 Words (Due Tomorrow Thursday)
For this assignment you will post your answers to the questions in each thread. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post. References must be in APA citation format. All posts must be a minimum of 250 words. 
1. Do you believe that training is a necessity in the implementation of new policies? Please support your answers.
 
2. Why are background checks important to information security? What purpose do they serve?
3. What can happen if management does not enforce the policies that are put in place? 
  
Forum Grading Rubric (100 Points)
 
Synthesis   of Concepts

55
 
Clear   Citations using APA format

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10
 
Writing   Standards

10
 
Peer Reviews (minimum of 2) –   Responses posted after the current week will not be accepted

25
 
Timeliness   – 10% penalty per week for late work
 
Part 2- APA Format- 4 Pages (Due Friday)- Topic: Role of IT Security on Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Policies
Assignment Instructions
specifications are as follows:

You      must write a 4 page term paper on a topic of your choice related      to IT Security: Planning and Policy (ALL TOPICS MUST BE      APPROVED).  Some examples would include, BYOD Policies, Remote Access      Policies, DRP, BCP or Privacy Policies. Please write the term paper in a      Word document and then upload it for grading.
In      addition to the 4 pages of the paper itself, you must include a title page      and a reference page.
Your      title page must include the title of your paper, the date, the name of the      course, your name, and your instructor’s name. You must have a minimum of      3-5 outside sources.
Your      reference page must be written in APA citation style, Arial or Time New      Roman styles, 12-point font.
Page      margins Top, Bottom, Left Side, and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable      accommodation being made for special situations.
Your      paper must be in your own words, representing original work. Paraphrases      of others’ work must include attributions to the authors. Limit      quotations to an average of no more than 3-5 lines, and use quotations      sparingly. It is always better to write the information in your own      words than to directly quote.
When      submitting the paper, it will automatically run      through Turnitin for review. PAPERS WITH AN ORIGINALITY REPORT      FROM TURNITIN OVER 15% OR OVER 2% FROM A SINGLE SOURCE WILL RESULT IN A      ZERO GRADE.
PER      THE STUDENT HANDBOOK, YOU CANNOT SUBMIT A PAPER THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED IN      ANOTHER COURSE.

  
Term Paper Rubric (100 Points)
 
Synthesis   of Concepts

50
 
Fulfilled   Assignment Requirements

25
 
Writing   Standards – APA Format

15
 
Timeliness

10
Part 3- APA Format- 1 Full Page (Due Friday)
Assignment Instructions
 * Please complete the questions in a Word document and then upload the assignment for grading.  Use examples from the readings, lecture notes and outside research to support your answers. The assignment must be a minimum of 1-full page in length with a minimum of 2 outside sources. Please be sure to follow APA guideline

 
Discuss the importance of employee security awareness training. What innovative ways should company’s implement security training? Please provide examples to support your answer. (Write a minimum of 1-full page discussing your answer). 
  
Assignment Rubric ( 100   Points)
 
Synthesis of Concepts

80
 
Writing Standards – APA format

20
 
Timeliness – 10% penalty per week for late work
Part 4- APA Format- 250 words (Due tomorrow-Thursday)
Please Read the following articles on Cloud Security and their Associated Risks:
Christodorescu, M., Sailer, R., Schales, D. L., Sgandurra, D., & Zamboni, D. (2009, November). Cloud security is not (just) virtualization security: a short paper. In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM workshop on Cloud computing security(pp. 97-102). ACM.
 
Fogarty, K. (2012, August 10). The biggest cloud computing security risk is impossible to eliminate. Retrieved from http://www.networkcomputing.com/security/the-biggest-cloud-computing-security-ris/240005337
 
Kinsella, J. (2012, September 26). 5 (more) key cloud security issues. Retrieved from http://www.csoonline.com/article/717307/5-more-key-cloud-security-issues
 
Then, discuss with your classmates why Cloud Security is different from that of traditional network architectures and what you think the future holds for Cloud Security and it’s adoption rate with company’s.  What are some technologies and solutions that can be used to reduce risk for the “Cloud” or “Cloud Data” .
 Your answer should include the terms, concepts, and theories learned thus far. Cite each source used. No credit will be given if Wikipedia is used.  Your answer should be a minimum of 250 words . 
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Rubric for Learner Post
 
1. Synthesis of concepts in 250 words or more
2. Applications of personal experience
3. Clear citations
4. Writing standards
5. Response to 2 other Learners in 150 words or more
6. Timeliness
Part 5- APA Format- 250 Words (Due Tomorrow Thursday)
For this assignment, submit your initial post addressing the topics below. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate.
Questions:
 
(1)Research the different types of VPNs and other relevant remote access applications
 
(2)Discuss what they are and some common techniques used to try and subvert their security.
 
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Your answer should include the terms, concepts, and theories learned thus far. Cite each source used. No credit will be given if Wikipedia is used. Your answer should be a minimum of  250 words.

 
——————Rubric for Learner Post
 
1. Synthesis of concepts in 250 words or more
2. Applications of personal experience  
3. Clear citations
4. Writing standards  
5. Response to 2 other Learners in 150 words or more
6. Timeliness
Part 6- APA Format- 2 full pages (Due Friday)
Assignment Instructions
 The key to this assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of the topics, not to re-word the text or reference material. Please see Appendix A for the grading rubric on all written assignments.
 
Please complete the scenario below following these guidelines for your deliverable.
· Your assignment must be a minimum of 2 pages double spaced, plus a title page and a reference page for a total of 4 pages.
· Make sure you are using at least two (2) academic references.
· This submission should be created following APA 6th edition guidelines.
· The paper is to follow the APA style guide, Sixth Edition (available via bookstores).
o Also refer to APA’s online resources: http://apastyle.apa.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
o and the APUS web site: http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/apa.htm
· Submit your assignment as a MSWord attachment.
· You will be required to run your paper through Turnitin.com, ensure that your similarity index is sufficiently low, and submit an originality report with your paper. 
 Scenario:
 
Research and discuss the principle of exploits based on buffer-overflow attacks.
 
How can buffer-overflow attacks be avoided?
 
Rubric for Grading:
 
1. Discuss Principle of Exploits Based on Buffer-overflow Attacks 40%
2. Writing Conventions (Grammar and Mechanics)10%
3. How to Avoided Buffer-overflow Attacks 40%
4. Source (APA Format) 10% 

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