Systems Security Survey
As a new graduate of UMUC’s cybersecurity program, you
have decided to apply in a competitive selection process to a joint
federal-state government sponsored cybersecurity training program for new
graduates (apprentices). As part of your application package, you must submit
an essay (narrative) containing a written analysis of an information security
program. You can use the worksheet to help organize your information.
The application package provides you with the following
For your application to this program you are asked to
prepare a high-level summary of an information security program. Your summary
should demonstrate that you are able to read, understand, apply, and write
about common information security concepts at the apprentice level. Your
summary must include an analysis that addresses strategic fit (how well the
information security program supports the organization’s goals and objectives),
breadth and coverage of the information security program (people, processes,
technologies), any known or previously uncovered program deficiencies or
implementation issues, and any stated costs and benefits of the program.
Choose one of the organizations listed in Table 1, review
the pertinent documents, and then prepare a three- to five-page narrative
summarizing your analysis of the organization’s information security program.
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are provided for the pertinent documents and
web pages. Applicant narratives must be submitted in electronic form as
Microsoft Word documents. Use standard size (8.5” x 11”) pages. Include your
name and the date at the top of each page. Use 1” margins and Times New Roman
12-point font. Double-space your text. Use black text (no colors) on a plain
white background. Do not include pictures, tables, or diagrams in your
Cite your sources in APA format and use only
authoritative/scholarly sources such as journal articles, books, government
documents, and other industry publications (e.g., trade journals or magazines
for health care or security professionals). The title page and list of
references are not included in the required page count. You must also use and
cite the documents listed in Table 1 for your chosen organization. Remember to
check the spelling and grammar of your submission.