Part 1- APA Format- 250 Words (Due Wednesday-Tomorrow)

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 250 words.

1. Why are users considered the weakest link in implementing policies?

2. What are potential risks associated with remote access?

3. Do you believe a separate policy should be written to address remote access? If so, what should be included in the policy?

4. One of the most popular portable devices is the USB thumb drive. What are the dangers of thumb drives to organizational security? Should employees be permitted to use USB devices.

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
*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.
It is know that employees are the weakest link in the information security chain. How can companies deal with problems associated with the weakest link? When answering the question be sure to draw upon items listed in Chapter 9. (Write a 1-page paper discussing your answer)

Assignment Rubric (   100 Points)

Synthesis of Concepts


Writing Standards – APA format


Timeliness – 10% penalty per week   for late work

Part 3- APA Format- 250 Words (Due Wednesday-Tomorrow)

For this assignment, submit your initial post addressing the topics below. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate.


Two of the most popular web servers are Apache and Microsoft IIS. Discuss some of the tools and techniques used to secure these web servers.

Your answer should include the terms, concepts, and theories learned thus far. Cite each source used. No credit will be given if Wikipedia is used. Your answer should be a minimum of  250 words.

Rubric for Learner Post
1. Synthesis of concepts in 250 words or more
2. Applications of personal experience
3. Clear citations
4. Writing standards
5. Response to 2 other Learners in 150 words or more
6. Timeliness

Part 4- 500 Words- (Due Thursday)

Assignment Instructions
Research via the internet and find an article in the news regarding wireless hacking, hardware hacking, or other security breach.

As security and IT change so rapidly, your article should be no older than 2007 (i.e. Less than 5 years old).

Summarize the article using at least 500 words.

The key to this assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of the topics, not to re-word the text or reference material. Please see Appendix A for the grading rubric on all written assignments.

Please complete the scenario below following these guidelines for your deliverable.
· plus a title page and a reference page for a total of 4 pages.
· Make sure you are using at least two (2) academic references.
· This submission should be created following APA 6th edition guidelines.
· The paper is to follow the APA style guide, Sixth Edition (available via bookstores).
o Also refer to APA’s online resources:
o and the APUS web site:
· Submit your assignment as a MSWord attachment.
· You will be required to run your paper through, ensure that your similarity index is sufficiently low, and submit an originality report with your paper.
Rubric for Grading:

1. Wireless Hacking or Hardware Hacking Content 50%
2. Writing Conventions (Grammar and Mechanics)10%
3. Organization of Ideas/Format 500 Words 10%
4. Source (APA Format) 10%

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