Chapter 1 provided a high-level overview of the need for a national framework for protecting critical infrastructure. For some additional reading, take a look at the latest Presidential Order that relates to strengthening cybersecurity that relates to critical infrastructure:
After reading chapter 1 and looking at the link above, you’re ready to participate in the first discussion.
Letâ€™s look at a real-world scenario and how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays into it. In the scenario, the United States will be hit by a large-scale, coordinated cyber-attack organized by China. These attacks debilitate the functioning of government agencies, parts of the critical infrastructure, and commercial ventures. The IT infrastructure of several agencies are paralyzed, the electric grid in most of the country is shut down, telephone traffic is seriously limited and satellite communications are down (limiting the Department of Defenseâ€™s [DODâ€™s] ability to communicate with commands overseas). International commerce and financial institutions are also severely hit. Please explain how DHS should handle this situation.
You must do the following:
1) Create a new thread. As indicated above, please explain how DHS should handle the situation described in the preceding paragraph.
Each week, view the video lectures under Learning Activities to learn about the parts of the research paper. This week, you will learn about the Research Question and the Case.
The purpose of this assignment is to select the research question for your research paper assignment.
The research paper assignment is a semester-long case study research project. Your research project is to discover, compare, and contrast privacy policies. You will achieve this by examining online company policies.
You will choose at least three online organizations in the same industry. For example, you may examine the online privacy policies of three hospitals. Alternatively, you may choose to examine the privacy policies of three universities.
Review this week’s learning activities on case studies. Do a preliminary data search to be sure there is data for your research before finalizing your question.
Research Question: How do (select the industry) ****************************?
Select the industry of your choice such as healthcare, education, finance, etc.You will study their online policies to see how the company manages privacy issues.
Prepare a Microsoft Word document that includes:
- Title page
- Research question – State your research question as a single question such as How do healthcare companies address privacy in their policies?
- Reference page
- Certification of Authorship (sample attached)
The research question should be the last sentence of your introduction. The background is an explanation of the area of your research and sets the context for your study.
Your document should be written in APA style and include at least 3 supporting academic references. Your document should be a minimum of 2 pages in length (excluding the title page, reference page, and certificate of authorship).