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Administrative Change in a Criminal Justice Agency
Student Name
Institutional Affiliation
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Administrative Change in a Criminal Justice Agency
Administrative change in an institution refers to a change made to a consenting document
that does not include a change to the organization. Administrative modification is not an action.
Administrative changes include deploying applications, establishing and erasing users,
modifying passwords, and also changing ports. This write-up discusses the change of passwords
as an administrative change in a criminal justice agency in order to curb terrorism.
Given how sensitive the criminal justice systems information is, it is important to ensure
that technical controls are in place to avoid the information from landing in the wrong hands.
Passwords in a criminal justice agency should be changed more often to prevent hacking from
external forces.
Prior Situation
Cyber terrorism which is also referred to as digital terrorism is known as attacks that are
disruptive by terrorists. In this situation, the terrorists hacked the systems of the criminal justice
organization intending to create panic, generate fear, and also to disrupt the information system
physically. Compared to cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism generates a distinct type of concern. The
terrorist hackers mostly hack the criminal justice systems to gain access to highly classified
information for their own financial benefit. The terrorist can use the hacking to finance their
planned operations as well as to plan terror bouts.
In the criminal justice organization, the terrorists presented a virus to the data networks
that were vulnerable, the terrorists also hacked the information system where communication
was disrupted hence sensitive information was stolen. The information stolen from the criminal
justice agencies can also be used by the terrorists to conduct physical terrorism in the country.
Reasons for the Change of Passwords
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It can be challenging to know whether somebody else is using an account that does not
belong to them. However, changing passwords consistently can minimize the risk of others
having access to the accounts. To be on the safe side, the institution ought to change passwords
frequently to avoid an attack such as the cyber terrorism. Changing of passwords makes the
work of the terrorists harder since they are not able to gain access to the criminal justice agencies
systems. The change of passwords can prevent the terrorist from accessing and stealing
information from the systems which they use in turn to plot a greater attack or even fund their
attacks. The change of passwords also prevents the abuse of saved passwords in the agency
which can result in an attack through hacking.
Advantages of the Change of Passwords
The benefits of changing the passwords in the criminal justice systems are several. The
most dominant is that it prevents constants attempts to access the system by the hackers who are
terrorist. The change also prevents the employment of saved passwords by the terrorist. This
means that even though the terrorists were to gain access to an old password, they would not use
it since it would no longer be applicable (Phillips, 2021). Changing of passwords more often in
the agency can also improve the security even physically. In the case where an individual
working in the company would be paid to leak the passwords, it would be impossible for the
terrorists to actually plan an attack since the passwords are being changed constantly in the
agency. Hence, this reduces the window of chance for the terrorist.
Disadvantages of the Change of Passwords
Even though the change of passwords in the agency proves to be very beneficial, it can
also have its downsides. These disadvantages include the forgetting of passwords. The changing
of passwords more often can result in forgetting the existing password (Ranger, 2016).
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Therefore, the individuals in the agency will tend to write down the existing password which is
another vulnerability. The change of passwords is an expense to the criminal justice agency.
When passwords are changed constantly, only a small alteration is done to the original password.
Therefore, the agency can end up choosing a weaker password. In addition, these behavior
patterns can be studied making it easy for the aggressors to work-out the current password
especially if they have the previous one.
Financial Resources necessary for Password Changes
Changing of passwords is expensive. It may become a financial burden to the criminal
justice agency since these activity is tremendously costly. It costs up to 70 dollars for a single
password change. This can be quite expensive for the agency. The change of passwords may also
be an expense to the company in a different way. The forgetting of passwords causes loss as a
result of lost productivity from the employee who has forgotten their password.
Human Resource in Password Change
It is essential to train the employees so that they cannot carry out activities that put the
information security at risk. It is important for the human resource to ensure that the staff does
not share the passwords generated. It is also crucial for the passwords in the human resource
departments to be changed constantly since that is the place where the most crucial information
is stored. The human resource is highly involved in the change of passwords in the agency.
Training Dollars in Password Change
During password change, the staff have to undergo some training to teach them on how
they can change their passwords. In addition, the staff is trained on how to ensure the passwords
are kept discrete. This training costs a lot of money. It is a high expense to the agency since the
change of passwords is done frequently.
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Management Support
The staff in management support in the criminal justice agency have the role of assisting
and managing operational teams during the change of passwords. The teams supervise the
change of passwords as well as ensuring the process of changing passwords flows smoothly.
Conclusion
Administrative change does not alter the organization. Due to the terrorism attack on the criminal
justice agency, the agency has to change passwords to ensure the security of the organization.
The change of passwords ensures that the agency is secure. However, it can also be a
vulnerability to the agency since the employees may forget the passwords thus being forced to
write them down. The human resource is meant to ensure that the passwords are kept discrete.
The change of passwords takes up a lot of money to execute as well as during the training of the
staff.
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References
Phillips, E. J. (2021). Benefits of Changing Your Password Regularly. Proactive Information
Management. https://www.proactive-info.com/blog/change-your-password
Ranger, S. (2016). Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's
why. ZDNet. https://www.zdnet.com/article/changing-your-password-regularly-is-a-
terrible-idea-and-heres-why/

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Running head: ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 1 Administrative Change in a Criminal Justice Agency Student Name Institutional Affiliation ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 2 Administrative Change in a Criminal Justice Agency Administrative change in an institution refers to a change made to a consenting document that does not include a change to the organization. Administrative modification is not an action. Administrative changes include deploying applications, establishing and erasing users, modifying passwords, and also changing ports. This write-up discusses the change of passwords as an administrative change in a criminal justice agency in order to curb terrorism. Given how sensitive the criminal justice systems information is, it is important to ensure that technical controls are in place to avoid the information from landing in the wrong hands. Passwords in a criminal justice agency should be changed more often to prevent hacking from external forces. Prior Situation Cyber terrorism which is also referred to as digital terrorism is known as attacks that are disruptive by terrorists. In this situation, the terrorists hacked the systems of the criminal justice organization intending to create panic, generate fear, and also to disrupt the information system physically. Compared to cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism generates a distinct type of concern. The terrorist hackers mostly hack the criminal justice systems to gain access to highly classified information for their own financial benefit. The terrorist can use the hacking to finance their planned operations as well as to plan terror bouts. In the criminal justice organization, the terrorists presented a virus to the data networks that were vulnerable, the terrorists also hacked the information system where communication was disrupted hence sensitive information was stolen. The information stolen from the criminal justice agencies can also be used by the terrorists to conduct physical terrorism in the country. Reasons for the Change of Passwords ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 3 It can be challenging to know whether somebody else is using an account that does not belong to them. However, changing passwords consistently can minimize the risk of others having access to the accounts. To be on the safe side, the institution ought to change passwords frequently to avoid an attack such as the cyber terrorism. Changing of passwords makes the work of the terrorists harder since they are not able to gain access to the criminal justice agencies systems. The change of passwords can prevent the terrorist from accessing and stealing information from the systems which they use in turn to plot a greater attack or even fund their attacks. The change of passwords also prevents the abuse of saved passwords in the agency which can result in an attack through hacking. Advantages of the Change of Passwords The benefits of changing the passwords in the criminal justice systems are several. The most dominant is that it prevents constants attempts to access the system by the hackers who are terrorist. The change also prevents the employment of saved passwords by the terrorist. This means that even though the terrorists were to gain access to an old password, they would not use it since it would no longer be applicable (Phillips, 2021). Changing of passwords more often in the agency can also improve the security even physically. In the case where an individual working in the company would be paid to leak the passwords, it would be impossible for the terrorists to actually plan an attack since the passwords are being changed constantly in the agency. Hence, this reduces the window of chance for the terrorist. Disadvantages of the Change of Passwords Even though the change of passwords in the agency proves to be very beneficial, it can also have its downsides. These disadvantages include the forgetting of passwords. The changing of passwords more often can result in forgetting the existing password (Ranger, 2016). ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 4 Therefore, the individuals in the agency will tend to write down the existing password which is another vulnerability. The change of passwords is an expense to the criminal justice agency. When passwords are changed constantly, only a small alteration is done to the original password. Therefore, the agency can end up choosing a weaker password. In addition, these behavior patterns can be studied making it easy for the aggressors to work-out the current password especially if they have the previous one. Financial Resources necessary for Password Changes Changing of passwords is expensive. It may become a financial burden to the criminal justice agency since these activity is tremendously costly. It costs up to 70 dollars for a single password change. This can be quite expensive for the agency. The change of passwords may also be an expense to the company in a different way. The forgetting of passwords causes loss as a result of lost productivity from the employee who has forgotten their password. Human Resource in Password Change It is essential to train the employees so that they cannot carry out activities that put the information security at risk. It is important for the human resource to ensure that the staff does not share the passwords generated. It is also crucial for the passwords in the human resource departments to be changed constantly since that is the place where the most crucial information is stored. The human resource is highly involved in the change of passwords in the agency. Training Dollars in Password Change During password change, the staff have to undergo some training to teach them on how they can change their passwords. In addition, the staff is trained on how to ensure the passwords are kept discrete. This training costs a lot of money. It is a high expense to the agency since the change of passwords is done frequently. ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 5 Management Support The staff in management support in the criminal justice agency have the role of assisting and managing operational teams during the change of passwords. The teams supervise the change of passwords as well as ensuring the process of changing passwords flows smoothly. Conclusion Administrative change does not alter the organization. Due to the terrorism attack on the criminal justice agency, the agency has to change passwords to ensure the security of the organization. The change of passwords ensures that the agency is secure. However, it can also be a vulnerability to the agency since the employees may forget the passwords thus being forced to write them down. The human resource is meant to ensure that the passwords are kept discrete. The change of passwords takes up a lot of money to execute as well as during the training of the staff. ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY 6 References Phillips, E. J. (2021). Benefits of Changing Your Password Regularly. Proactive Information Management. https://www.proactive-info.com/blog/change-your-password Ranger, S. (2016). Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why. ZDNet. https://www.zdnet.com/article/changing-your-password-regularly-is-aterrible-idea-and-heres-why/ Name: Description: ...
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