Security Within Your Organization

Assignment Preparation: Activities include watching the SkillSoft® videos, completing the SkillSoft® course, independent student reading, and research.

Write a 3-4 page paper summarizing how information security is currently being implemented within your organization, an organization with which you are familiar or a potential organization you would join as an IT Security Resource. Our readings from week 1, Ch. 6, “Security in Cyberspace,” of Ethics and Technology: Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing, contains reference material for this assignment. Address the following issues in your summary:

1) Define the concepts of Hacktivism, Cyberterrorism, and Information Warfare. Include an overview on “hacker” ethics. 2) Describe how these concepts specifically threaten the information resource in your company.

3) Describe the following tools being utilized in your company or recommend a tool for use in each of these “Security Counter Measures; also define the purpose of the tool: 1) Firewall, 2) Antivirus and Antispyware, 3) Encryption, 4) Anonymity tools.

Rubrics: Concepts and security threats defined – 2. Threats posed from security concepts – 2. Security and Counter Measure Tools – 5. Overall content, grammar – 1


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