Information Security Management: Pick ONE of these to do

Dec 15th, 2015
Price: $15 USD

Question description

Week Three: Pick ONE of these to do. Please tell me in the Comments section which you chose.

3.1 Data Breach Investigations

Learning Objective: Evaluate trends in recent data breaches.

Assignment Requirements

While planning for security, it is important to understand the various types of data breaches that organizations face. Review the Data Breach Reports that are linked in the Reading section.  This might take a little while, and you may want to make notes to yourself while reading.  Look for trends over the past four years.

  1. Watch the 3-minute video, Understanding the Real Risk of a Data Breach, by Verizon at
  2. Summarize at least five major trends identified over the last three years.
  3. Why should we care about looking at these trends?
  4. Include your opinion on the trends.  (e.g., Why they occurred? How to avoid? and etc.)

Submission Requirements

  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Font: Arial, 12-Point, Double- Space
  • Citation Style: APA
  • Length: 1–2 pages (plus a cover sheet)

Points: 50


3.2 Resources for Planning 

Learning Objective: Evaluate resources used to help plan an information security program for business or government agencies.

Assignment Requirements

Browse the Special Publications (800 series) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Describe in general terms how some (maybe four or five) of the publications can help you plan for developing an information security program at your organization.

  • Introduction that explains the purpose of the SP 800 series.
  • Name each publication that use select to describe.
  • Explain how the specific publication can assist you in planning.
  • Conclude the paper by writing your opinion of the usefulness of the documents to civilian organizations.

Submission Requirements

  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Font: Arial, 12-Point, Double- Space
  • Citation Style: APA
  • Length: 1–2 pages (plus a cover sheet)

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