Project Written Report and Presentation You will choose any information security topic from our…

Project Written Report and Presentation
You will choose any information security topic from our textbook and/or discussions to write a
paper and develop a PowerPoint presentation. The final report should be 10-12 pages, 12 font
size, 1” margins, double-spaced, including figures, tables, etc. Follow the current APA format
guide for your report. Use spell check, grammar check, etc. to make sure that your report is
written in professional form with no keyboarding or grammatical errors. No abstract is required.
However, a cover page and a reference page are required. Make sure the cover page and
reference page are also in current APA format.
Your project paper will be assessed as follows:
• Is the paper of optimal length?
• Is the paper well organized?
• Is the paper clear and concise?
• Is the title appropriate
• Are individual ideas assimilated well?
• Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct?
• Is the paper formatted correctly?
• Is the paper well motivated?
• Is an interesting problem/issue addressed?
• Is knowledge of the area demonstrated?
• Use of diagrams or other graphics?
• Have all key references been cited?
• Are conclusions valid and appropriate?
You will need to develop a PowerPoint presentation to summarize your final report. Use
transition and animation in your slides. Ten to twenty slides are required to highlight your
Discussion Questions and Online Netiquette
Listed below are the discussion (essay) questions that we will cover. Make sure that your
response reflects an understanding of the situation and the reading materials. Each
answer/response should be supported with research unless the question is opinion oriented.
Answer my question by 11 p.m. on Wednesday evening (minimum 250 word response); and give
a response to one classmate between 1 a.m. on Thursday and 11 p.m. on Saturday evening
(minimum 125 word response to each classmate). Do not give both responses on Wednesday.
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Your class participation will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Discussion contributions reflect thorough preparation.
• Ideas offered are usually substantive and provide good insight and sometimes direction
for the class.
• Class comments and demeanor support an open and encouraging class environment.
• Arguments are usually well supported and often persuasive.
• Comments usually help others improve their thinking.
• Students are required to post one original response for each discussion question, as well
as a response to one classmate. Original responses should not be a word for word
rehashing of what is stated in the readings, but rather an integration of the concepts and
additional insights, either from real world experience or additional sources. It should be a
250 word response to my question each week by 11 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Your
primary posting may end with a tag-line or a related question of your own. Between 1
a.m. on Thursday and 11 p.m. on Saturday, you should have done your secondary
posting. Your secondary posting is a response to one classmate’s post. Each
answer/response should be supported with research unless the question is opinion
oriented. Responses to classmates should not be “I agree” or “I like the way you stated
that.” These responses should again be insightful, offering an opinion or facts based on
your research and experiences. The response to one classmate should be a minimum of
125 words. See APA criteria for citing resources.
Week 1 Discussion Question
Your boss mentions that recently a number of employees have received calls from individuals
who didn’t identify themselves and asked a lot of questions about the company and its computer
infrastructure. At first, he thought this was just a computer vendor who was trying to sell your
company some new product, but no vendor has approached the company. He also says several
strange e-mails requesting personal information have been sent to employees, and quite a few
people have been seen searching your company’s trash dumpsters for recyclable containers.
Your boss asks what you think about all of these strange incidents. Respond and be sure to
provide a recommendation on what should be done about the various incidents.
Week 2 Discussion Question
Perform a search on the Web for articles and stories about social engineering attacks or reverse
social engineering attacks. Find an attack that was successful and describe how it could have
been prevented.
Week 3 Discussion Question
Discuss why your company or organization needs more user education about security.
Week 4 Discussion Question
Discuss why sensitive information should not be sent over the Wireless Application Protocol.
Week 5 Discussion Question
Describe the best practice to employ to mitigate malware effects on a machine.
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Week 6 Discussion Question
Much has been made of the new Web 2.0 phenomenon, including social networking sites and
user-created mash-ups. How does Web 2.0 change security for the Internet?
Week 7 Discussion Question
Describe and discuss at least two backup strategies.
Week 8 Discussion Question
Discuss one of the most important things you will take from this course. You do not have to
document your sources for this question. It is an opinion question
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Computer Forensics: A Beginner’s Guide. McGraw-Hill ISBN: 978-0-07-174245-0.
Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide. McGraw-Hill ISBN: 978-0-07-174400-3.
Web Application Security: A Beginner’s Guide. McGraw-Hill ISBN 978-0-07-177616-5.
Wireless Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide. McGraw-Hill ISBN 978-0-07-176094-2.

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