Part 1– APA Format- 300 Words (Due Tomorrow-Wednesday)

For this assignment you will post your answers to the questions in each thread Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post. References must be in APA citation format. All posts must be a minimum of 300 words.

1. Why is it necessary to have U.S. compliance laws?

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2. What is the importance of aligning security policies, controls and procedures with regulations?

3. Do you believe that training is a necessity in the implementation of new policies? Please support your answers.

Forum Grading Rubric (100 Points)

Synthesis   of Concepts


Clear   Citations using APA format


Writing   Standards


Peer Reviews (minimum of 2) –   Responses posted after the current week will not be accepted


Timeliness   – 10% penalty per week for late work

Part 2- APA Format- 1 Full Page (Due Thursday)

Assignment Instructions
* Download the attached MS Word document below for this week’s assignment.
* Please complete the questions in a Word document and then upload the assignment for grading.  Use examples from the readings, lecture notes and outside research to support your answers. The assignment must be a minimum of 1-full page in length with a minimum of 2 outside sources. Please be sure to follow APA guideline.

Assignment Rubric (   100 Points)

Synthesis of Concepts


Writing Standards – APA format


Timeliness – 10% penalty per week   for late work

put your answer below each question, and then return this document for grading following the instructions in the syllabus. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support answers.
In your own words, explain why each of the following is considered bad practice:

Shared accounts
Unique user accounts, no password required
Unique user accounts, password never needs      to be changed
Administrators have used their privileged      accounts to perform basic user activities

Write a short policy (3 paragraphs) dealing with these issues.

Part 3- APA Format- 1 full page (Due Thursday)

Term Paper Outline
Submit a one page outline with your proposed term paper title, thesis statement, and an outline of the subtopics you will cover in your paper.
You must write on a topic of your choice related to IT Security: Planning and Policy (ALL TOPICS MUST BE APPROVED).  Some examples would include, BYOD Policies, Remote Access Policies, DRP, BCP or Privacy Policies.

Part 4- APA Format- 1 Page ( Due Thursday)

Assignment Instructions
Answer each question per the requirements outlined in the syllabus. REMEMBER: The purpose of this assignment is NOT to copy and paste information from the text (this is plagiarism), but rather to clearly convey subject knowledge and use critical thinking in formulating your response. Always use your own words.
One-sentence responses receive no credit.

Be sure to address each question individually and number your response.

Chapter 3-4 Questions.

Each Question is worth 20 points each

Chapter 3

1. Name and Describe two (2) U.S. based compliance laws that exist.

2. Discuss the levels of the CMMI process improvement approach.

Chapter 4

1. What is Scope and why is it important to a Risk Management Project?

2. What is a Cost Benefit Analysis and Why is it important?

3. Name and Describe the three (3) types of project management charts.

Submission Instructions:
· This submission is not required to be created following APA 6th edition guidelines.
· Submit your assignment as a MSWord attachment.
· You will be required to run your paper through Turnitin.com, ensure that your similarity index is sufficiently low, and submit an originality report with your paper.

Rubric for grading:

Methodology and   Tools


Rationale for Each   Step


Writing Conventions   (Grammar and Mechanics)




Part 5- APA Format- 300 Words- Due tomorrow-Wednesday)

Using this week’s lesson and article by DeVany (click here) as a start, locate three research studies that deal with the management of people with their individual differences and diverse personalities. Use online, peer-reviewed journal research (case study research is preferred) to inform your writing. Summarize the takeaways from the articles that can support greater skill in managing people.
What is the purpose of a forum?
Think of the forum as a classroom experience where you “meet” with your instructor and peers to discuss the weekly topic in terms of the readings, assignments and resources that have been assigned.  The desired outcome is that you are able to (1) collaborate with peers and the instructor, (2) demonstrate your understanding of the material, and (3) participate as a member of an online community.
What are the responsibilities of the instructor?
The instructor’s goal is to create an engaging and safe environment for students to learn.  In addition, instructors should pose questions promoting deeper thought as well as encourage students to interact with their peers in the classroom.  There should be an active instructor presence throughout the week.
What are the responsibilities of the student?
Each week, you are required to make a 300 word initial posting and respond to a minimum of 2 students outside of your own thread.  Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions.  Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand how your responses in the forum will be graded.
If you met the above-mentioned requirements, you will be graded at the proficient level.  However, if your desire is to be graded at the exemplary level, please provide more than what is required.  To receive 100% as a grade (the exemplary level) for the weekly forums, you should ensure that your responses meet the following criterion:
Critical Analysis – Discussion postings display an excellent understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology. Postings are made in time for others to read and respond as well as deliver information that is full of thought, insight, and analysis. The information presented makes connection to previous or current content or to real-life situations, and must contain rich and fully developed new ideas, connections, or applications. (It is important that you integrate the weekly readings in your response. One way to do that is to make position statements, then discuss supporting evidence (i.e. research and/or personal experience).

Professional Communication and Etiquette – Written interactions in the Forum show respect and sensitivity to peers’ background and beliefs (Regardless of the position you are taking, please ensure that your participation comments are respectful to your peers’ background and beliefs).
Writing Skills – Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.  The style of writing facilitates communication. (Make sure your work is free of errors.  If there are any errors as outlined above, you will not receive 100% for the forum).
Please see the Forum Rubric located in the “Resources” section of the classroom.

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