For this assignment, each student must choose a recent security breach or hack (within the last year), and write a 3-4 page paper that answers the following questions:
Â· How did this hack work/how was the security breach performed?
Â· Was this a new type of hack, or had the same typed of hack been done somewhere before?
Â· Who or what did this hack or breach affect? What was stolen, changed, or compromised?
Â· How could an organization prevent this breach or hack from occurring in the future?
Â· If you were a security professional working within the company, what would you advise management to do?
This report must be at least 3-4 pages long, double-spaced, in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Cite at least four sources (not including any class materials.) Include the complete resource name, author, date of publication, etc. so that I can find the resource myself through the library or on the Internet. An example would be:
1) Brian Krebs, â€œKimpton Hotels Probes Card Breach Claimsâ€, https://krebsonsecurity.com, July 26th 2016.
Your paper will be graded based on the following criteria:
Â· Do you understand and clearly explain the methods used to perform the hack/breach?
Â· Does your writing show a complete grasp of the attack, why it was successful, and how it can be mitigated in the future?
Â· Is your paper organized (has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion) and free of grammar and spelling errors? Do you have enough sources and are they cited correctly?
Â· Are your recommendations to the company useful and appropriate given the circumstances?