ITS 833 INFORMATION GOVERNANCE 2019 SPRING – MAIN TERM
SUPEROR CARD PROCESSOR, INC. INFORMATION GOVERNANCE PROJECT
PHASE I: 15% of the Student’s semester Grade.
If you have not done so already, please read and familiarize yourself with the general description
for your research project for the credit card industry and the introduction to Superior Card
Processor, Inc, (SCP) and the role you will play at SCP, both included in the CONTENT section
of iLearn, within a folder labeled SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJET.
As described in the Introduction to Superior Card Processor, Inc., you are an employee of SCP’s
Chief Information Officer and head of IT in charge of encryption and data security. You have
accepted the position of Project Manager for the Information Governance Team tasked with
designing and implementing companywide an Information Governance Plan or Program for the
organization that will address the concerns expressed in the company introduction.
1. You will need to discuss with your IG Team the different organizations, associations,
affiliates and agencies who provide standards, oversight and accountability for credit card
processing organizations such as yourself, as well as for the Merchants and Merchant
Banks that you service. You will need to discuss with your team the significance of PCI
DSS. In order to be enlighten your team members, conduct the necessary research to be
able to respond to the following questions.
1. Who, or what organizations, bodies, associations, affiliates, etc., are responsible
for setting standards, providing oversight and insuring accountability for data
security and information governance in the credit card processing industry;
2. What is PCI DSS and how did it evolve;
3. Which player(s) in the credit card processing industry are affected or impacted by
PCI DSS and in what way;
4. Who is responsible for setting standards and insuring compliance with PCI DSS;
5. Specifically how PCI DSS and the associated topics researched will impact SCP’s
Information Governance design and implementation plan/program.
2. You, as Project Manager, are ready to select the members of your Information
Governance Team who will be responsible for the design and implementation of the
company wide Information Governance Plan or Program. Collectively, including
yourself, the Project Manager, the Board of Directors for SCP have informed you that IG
design and implementation team will consist of 10 representative from the different
functional units of MBA. You have been told by the Board of Directors that you may
hand pick 5 members of your team, and that after you have selected those you deem most
important to the success of the project, that the Board of Directors, with input from SCP’s
executive officers will appoint the remaining four (4) members of your team. Explain
which five (5) representatives you would request be a member of your team. For each
member selected, explain why you chose that representative.
3. You have been asked by the Board of Directors and Executive Officers to identify what you
expect (at this early stage in the process) to be the major tasks, steps or milestones (whichever
you choose to call it) in the design and implementation for the Information Governance Plan or
Program for SCP. Explain the order in which each of these major tasks or steps will be taken,
whether any can be performed at the same time, which must be completed before beginning the
next task or step, and try to project roughly how long each will take. For each major task or step
in this design and implementation process, describe generally for the Board of Directors and
Executive Officers what will take place in task or step. That is, you are being asked to develop a
high level plan that sets out the major tasks to be accomplished, the order (steps) in which the
tasks will need to be performed, and an estimate of the time frame for accomplishing each step,
in order to complete the design and implement for the IG Plan or Program for SCP. This should
be the blueprint that you and your team will follow. In other words, explain how you and your
team will go about the business of designing and implementing the IG program for the company.
It is NOT the IG Program itself. This should be something that you will give the Board of
Directors and Executive Officers, as well as your team members, as the “master plan” for
accomplishing the goal of IG at Superior Card Processing, Inc. You may use as many lists,
diagrams, tables, drawings, illustrations or charts that will facilitate your explanation. However,
you are not to substitute these aids for your narrative explanation. Further, in your narrative
explanation, do not rely on bulleted items. You may include bullet points, but they must have
complete explanations in sentence form.
Plagiarism and/or any other form of “sharing”, “collaboration” or cheating will not be tolerated.
You should cite to anything you use in your paper that is not your own original work for the
purposes of this paper. When you reproduce another author or source verbatim, you must include
the portion of work reproduced inside quotation marks and provide a complete reference or
citation to the author and source. Where you summarize portions of works that are not your own
original work (as the result of your research), then you must cite to that source and give credit to
the author and source. If you are summarizing information you gleaned from your own work
from an earlier paper or work, then you are also required to cite to yourself. When you
summarize or provide information from your Professor’s documents you must also cite to your
Professor’s work. It is presumed that anything that the student has not cited or referenced, the
student intends for the Professor to accept as the student’s original work produced for the first
time within the confines of the assignment submitted. Should it be determined that portions of
the student’s submission is not the student’s own original work, the student will be charged with
Students should submit Phase I before February 17, 2019, 11:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
using the submission link in the SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJECT folder for PHASE I. The
SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJECT folder will be located in the CONTENT section of iLearn.
When submitting the paper, the student should make certain that he/she has checked the
appropriate box to permit the student’s submission to be submitting to the SafeAssign global
database for plagiarism checking. Students should know that the Professor reserves the right to
also submit the student paper for plagiarism checking using additional methods.
The paper should be prepared and saved in a WORD format, and uploaded in the same format
using the proper submission link. Phase I should contain a cover page which includes the
student’s full name (last name first). If the student wants to include the student’s “nickname” or
preferred name, the student may do so by including that name below the student’s full name. The
student should follow his/her name with the student’s identification number assigned by the
University, along with the words “PHASE I – SPRING 2019, ITS 833, Main Term”.
The paper should include page number on each page, should have a 1-inch margin on all sides,
should contain a table of contents cross references the question numbers set forth above with the
page number where answer to each question may be found.
Otherwise, refer to APA formatting. A very simple example is posted in the CONTENT section,
within the SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJECT folder along with the grading rubric mandated
by the University as a guideline for grading student research papers.
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