week 2 case study

Category: Computer Science

 Download and read the following articles available in the ACM Digital Library:

Bernier, M., Chapman, I., Leblanc, S. P., & Partington, A. (2011). An overview of cyber-attack and computer network operations simulation. Proceedings from MMS ’11: Military Modeling & Simulation Symposium. Boston, MA.

Maughan, D. (2010, February). The need for a national cybersecurity research and development agenda. Communications of the ACM, 53(2), 29-31.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify at least three (3) benefits or key knowledge points that could be derived from using cyber-attack simulator systems and research, and suggest how this insight could assist in defining the needs for security within an organization.
  2. Analyze and determine which sector, public or private, has greater insight on the potential of cyberattacks. Justify your answer by citing at least three (3) examples.
  3. Suggest at least four (4) best practices that should be implemented when developing a cybersecurity strategy within a security enterprise. Then, evaluate the required roles and functions of Information Technology (IT) personnel that would be required to sustain these best practices.
  4. Describe the role of planning when developing a cybersecurity strategy and what key deliverables would ensure an effective implementation and transition. 
  5. Suggest how public-private partnerships can strengthen cybersecurity efforts and effectiveness in a:

          a. Corporate environment
          b. Regional level
          c. National level 
     6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality          resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the ethical concerns inherent in cybersecurity and how these concerns affect organizational policies.
  • Describe the corollary roles of security in an enterprise.
  • Describe best practices in cybersecurity.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cybersecurity.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics associated with cybersecurity using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment. 


Writing Assignments

All writing assignments in this course are to be submitted in the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition format.  If you are not familiar with the APA format please check the “Resource Center” tabs in Blackboard for links/references to information.  In all situations writing must be original.  Resubmitting work or assignments from a previous class for this course is prohibited.  (This is considered as plagiarism.)  Plagiarism is defined as using the words or ideas of another person (or people) as one’s own without giving proper credit to the original author or speaker of the words.  Paraphrasing is acceptable with proper citations. Use of proper grammar and spelling are mandatory.  APA formatting is not required for the Discussion Threads of this course. 

Although APA formatting is not required for the Discussion Threads, students are advised to provide references and citations for sources or author’s where they have used content in the discussions.  Failure to do so is considered plagiarism. 

Please submit your work with the .docx or .doc file extension for this course. (The Portable Document Format or .pdf is not acceptable.)  Please submit your completed writing assignments under the week that they are due within this course shell.

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