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You will submit your roles and responsibilities portion of the final project. Wh

You will submit your roles and responsibilities portion of the final project. Who are the key leaders of the organization specific to how their responsibilities are connected to the security of the organization’s information? You must also identify key ethical considerations. What are the ramifications of key leaders not properly accounting for ethical and legal considerations? What are the key components of information assurance as they relate to individual roles and responsibilities within the information assurance plan? For example, examine the current policies as they relate to confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

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Why does the use of passwords put the overall security of the network in jeopard

Why does the use of passwords put the overall security of the network in jeopardy? First, explain the techniques and tactics that hackers commonly utilize in order to compromise passwords. Next, navigate to the following site: How Big Is Your Haystack? Once in the site, experiment with passwords of varying lengths and character types. Then, discuss your findings in the discussion topic. Be sure to discuss the impact that changing the structure of the password had on overall password security.

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Evaluating The Implementation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1) As

Evaluating The Implementation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1)
As part of the University’s implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, an organization-wide security assessment resulted in a prioritized data security mitigation and remediation plan –which became a launch point for an ongoing dialogue on a more holistic approach to security issues in general.
Situation:
The University of _ – with 5,400 faculty members serving 16 schools on five campuses and close ties to the University of _ Medical Center – ranks in the very top cluster of U.S. public research universities. The decentralized nature of cybersecurity management made it challenging for the University’s central IT organization to understand and manage multiple cybersecurity risk efforts and plans.
Drivers:
The need to meet cybersecurity needs associated with managing federal grant recipients while alleviating complexity.
Process:
_ Information Technology initiated a three-step hybrid approach, which builds an environment for those needing NIST 800-171 compliance and fits within the Cybersecurity Framework, as the basis for all risk assessment across the University.
Lessons Learned:
Departments that did not embrace the initial pilot Information Technology risk assessment process due to its complexity would welcome a process organized along the lines of the Cybersecurity Framework and NIST 800-171.
Adopting specific guidelines like NIST 800-171 could actually make requirements for compliance easier to communicate and more widely accepted.
Note: _
Case Study Questions:
Explain three ways how the Framework offers a flexible way to address cybersecurity, including cybersecurity’s effect on physical, cyber, and people dimensions.
Explain three ways how the Framework can assist organizations in addressing cybersecurity as it affects the privacy of customers, employees, and other parties.

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Research Database Management Systems and write a brief white paper explaining ea

Research Database Management Systems and write a brief white paper explaining each one and their features and requirements. Based on these findings, what kind of information is stored and what would an organization benefit from using them?

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The CISO of the organization reaches out to you, the senior information security

The CISO of the organization reaches out to you, the senior information security officer, and tasks you with creating an agency-wide security awareness program. He states that he will give you all of his support to complete this project (remember, this is the first component of security awareness program). He hands you a security gap analysis (the second component of a security awareness program) that was conducted, which shows 10 major security findings. These 10 deficiencies will serve as the foundation for developing the agency’s security awareness program (see the Case Document for more details on the gap analysis)
Based on the scenario provided in the Case Document, develop the Introduction to your Proposal. In your introduction, be sure to include the purpose of the proposal, address the security concerns of the chief executive officer (CEO), explain why the security awareness proposal will be vital to the organization, describe how the security posture will be addressed, clarify how human factors will be assessed, and list any organizational factors that will contribute to the status of the security posture

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Based on market trends, Gartner predicted security spending worldwide would have

Based on market trends, Gartner predicted security spending worldwide would have reached approx. $86 billion in 2016 and exceed this amount by 2020. However, there has been no evidence that this increase in spending has led to better security for many organizations. Maybe the real problem might be too much focus on investments in security technology and not placing enough attention on designing security architecture and infrastructure.
In your discussion, discuss THREE (3) reasons why you agreed or disagreed with the following statement:
Utilizing security frameworks such as the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) or Open Security Architecture (OSA) to establish a common foundation for our network architecture is far more critical to sound security design than acquiring the best security technologies.

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With Continuous Delivery, your software is always release-ready to deploy and au

With Continuous Delivery, your software is always release-ready to deploy and automatically pushed to the next environment.
Discuss three reasons in agreement or disagreement with the following statements. Using automatic deployments for Production environment is dangerous and can lead to unexpected results. Furthermore, automatic deployments make your Production environment very vulnerable.
Should deployment to production environment be manual, Yes or No?
Who should be responsible for the timings of deployment to the production environment?

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Many organizations have not established basic account policies which control how

Many organizations have not established basic account policies which control how to handle credentials or grant third parties access to their internal networks directly. For example, the security breach experienced by retailer Target. Target eventually proposed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its massive 2013 data breach, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday. A third-party maintenance company was involved, and this shows that third-party agreements can pose security threats to companies of all sizes. Many companies have federate their partner access.
Discuss 3 other potential approaches to addressing the issue of third party access to company’s internal networks
Discuss 2 real risk from using trusted forests (transitive trust) / domains.

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Historically, there has been a range of well-structured attacks on many embedded

Historically, there has been a range of well-structured attacks on many embedded systems, ranging from HVAC to vehicle control systems. Many embedded systems are mainly secured by strong password protection and encryption protocols such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Secure Shell (SSH). While IP networks employed firewalls, embedded systems do not commonly employ these types of security layers.
In your initial response, include the following:
Discuss 3 potential secure measures or technologies to make the embedded systems secure
Discuss 2 challenges of securing embedded systems

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Proper network design is critical for the security of your network, servers, and

Proper network design is critical for the security of your network, servers, and client computers. However, for some business owners and management, when it comes to beating competitors in the marketplace, network security for enterprises is less of a priority than business performance. Should network security supersede business performance? Discuss three reasons why network security should not take priority over business performance. Provide scholarly references for each of your reasons provided.