Purdue OWL: White Papers video analysis

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Please watch the following video from the Purdue Owl. The video is entitled, “White Papers: An Introduction to the Genre and Its Expectations.”

The video is 9:44 long.

White Papers: An Introduction to the Genre and Its Expectations

After watching the video, please respond to the following two tasks.

1. Describe a possible white paper for an internalaudience. You may consider your workplace or a community organization you belong to. What might be a possible white paper topic that could be written for this audience?

For example, let us consider an example of an individual named Arnold. He coaches soccer for his local soccer team. The soccer league does not have a Facebook page. He could write a white paper to the board of his soccer league discussing why social media presence might be helpful to the league and why Facebook in particular might be a form of social media the league should consider.

This would be an example of an internal audience, as Arnold is familiar with the individuals on the board, coaches for the league, and is involved in the organization.

2. Describe a possible white paper for an externalaudience. You may consider your workplace or any other organization.

For example, let us consider an example of a person named Sharon. She works for a company that has developed a new method of taking care of outdoor turf for athletic fields. She could write a white paper for athletic leagues in her area. The white paper might compare current methods of treating turf to the new method.

This would be an example of an external audience, as Sharon is not familiar with the individuals who will read her white paper, does not work for or volunteer for these athletic leagues, and is not involved in these organizations.

In this discussion task, you will consider your own work or community situation. What would represent an issue, problem, or development that you might respond to with a white paper to an internal audience? And what would represent an issue, problem, or development that you might respond to with a white paper to an external audience?


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School: Duke University

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Running Head: WHITE PAPER

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White Paper
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Describe a possible white paper for an internal audience

I am one of the information and technology security officers in the organization.
Computer security is an issue that has caused chaos in the organization. The company has lost
vital and sensitive information, and this has been a great drawback for the company. Cyberattacks are becoming a major problem for organizations. People have gained too much computer
skills and knowledge, and some of them are using it in committing digital crimes. Some of the
digital crimes are such as ransomware, phishing, malware, cyberbullying and hacking. In the
company, we have had a phishing and ransomware attacks. Phishing refers to the use of fake
email messages to get personal information from other users. The criminals who use these emails
trick the unsuspecting internet users and lead them into doing an activity that they did not intend
to do. Ransomware is a digital crime where specific software is used to deny users from
accessing a site. It encrypts the information and allows no one to access the data. Usually, an
organization that has been attacked has to pay a ransom to be allowed to obtain their information.
According to the article, Cybersecurity Basics: 10 Easy Ways to Protect Your Computer
Network from Viruses and Attacks, it is essential that all systems in a company have strong
passwords which involve numbers, ch...

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