Assignment 4 (Research Paper 3) Assignment Details
Due date: 20 October 2016
Description: Research paper
Objectives: • Demonstrate reflective practice and apply learning to different contexts by critically analyzing protection mechanisms for information systems to build sound knowledge.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of interpersonal communication on specific management processes and outcomes using relevant theories and concepts by understanding the relationships between security and personnel, between security and law, between security and ethics.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of interpersonal communication on specific management processes and outcomes using relevant theories and concepts by properly applying security principles into information security project management.
This assignment will cover all the materials that presented in chapters 1-12 of your course textbook but the main focus is on chapters 9-12. You still need to use the same selected organisation within your previous assignments.
In this assignment, you need to address the following specific items:
• Controlling risk
• Protection mechanisms
• Personnel and security
• Law and ethics
You need to provide the selected organisation with the necessary guidelines for implementation of a security plan based on four main components outlined above.
Your solution to the selected organization will incorporate specific aspects from all the chapters as you are building your argument for this requirement.
You are also required to review the PRT Network Monitor that you can find on this web site http://www.paessler.com/prtg. This web site provides you with the executable which you need to download. It also provides you with a lot of information on how to use it.
You are requested to try out installing and use of this software to monitor your home network. While the web site has documentation available (videos, help, explanations, etc.). After monitoring your home network you need to provide a report about any issues or limitations with your home network.
As mentioned in the previous assignments, you need to make sure NOT to divulge any sensitive information of the selected organisation. If you are working in this organisation, use the internet to determine what information is available to the public.
ASSIGNMENT 4 (Research paper 3)
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:
? Overview about strategic information security ? 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
? Controlling risk
? Protection mechanisms
? Personnel and security
? Law and ethics
? PRT Network Monitor report
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 3500 words.
You need to submit your assignment 4 via the assignment 4 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 assignment 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.
Note carefully University policy on Academic Misconduct such as plagiarism, collusion and cheating. If any of these occur they will be found and dealt with by the USQ Academic Integrity Procedures. If proven, Academic Misconduct may result in failure of an individual assessment, the entire course or exclusion from a University program or programs.