Due date: 22 August 2016
Description: Research paper
Objectives: • Demonstrate an understanding of change on organisations in the global environment and the impact of these on organisational systems by planning business continuity.
• Demonstrate academic and professional literacy by discussing the major security concerns and identify important legal issues impacting upon information security in the global context.
• Communicate professionally and effectively in both oral and written communication to various audiences to achieve targeted outcomes demonstrating and collating concepts of information security policy.
This assignment will cover all the materials presented in chapters 1-4 of your course textbook. Based on organisation selected in assignment 1 (Essay), students need to investigate and report on the current security state of the selected organisation (as per material covered in these chapters). Then, students need to provide some suggestions that the organisation could adopt to improve their security level (These suggestions could include planning for security and contingencies, and security policy).
If you are working at the selected organisation, please make sure NOT to divulge any sensitive information (you may wish to check online what information is made public by the organisation to ensure this).
ASSIGNMENT 2 (Research paper 1)
Your research paper should include the following sections:
You are required to decide your paper’s title.
• Name and student number
You need to write your name and student number directly under the paper title.
Abstract is one of the important parts of research papers. It is often the last part that you write, but the first thing people read when they want to have a quick overview of the whole paper. I suggest you leave writing the abstract to the end, because you will have a clearer picture of all of your work. A good abstract should has one well-developed paragraph that is coherent and concise, and is able to stand alone as a unit of information covers all the
essential academic elements of the full length paper. You are required to write not more the 100 words.
In your research paper the introduction should include the following:
Briefly background about your selected organisation
The values, vision and mission statement of your selected organisation
What the research paper is about?
The structure of the rest of the paper
• Body context
You could divide this section into several sub-sections such as
Current Security State
Suggestions for improvement of level of security in your chosen organisation
At the end of your research paper, a reader wants to know how to benefit from the work you accomplished in this paper. To do that, you need to connect the paper’s findings to a larger context, such as the wider conversation about an issue as it is presented in a course or in other published writing, or by suggest the implications of your findings or the importance of the topic to security practice in general.
Formatting Your Reference List. All documents cited in your assignment must be listed in a single alphabetical list at the end of the assignment. . The following USQ Library Resources to assist you with referencing correctly using the Harvard Referencing System: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/harvard-agps-referencing-guide.
Endnote Bibliography Software for managing referencing is available to you for free as a USQ Student: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/endnote-bibliographic-software
Finally, the word-count limit for the abstract, introduction, body context, and conclusion of this research paper is set at about 3000 words.
You need to submit your assignment 2 via the assignment 2 submission link on your study desk.
Do not email your work to the course leader. If you are unable to upload, notify the course leader of the issue so that it may be resolved for you to upload the assignment.
Please note that all assignments items in this course must adhere to the correct Harvard citing and referencing. For this purpose links have been provided to you on the study desk. However, you can consult the library web site for further details and clarifications.