Assignment 1: Professional Development Seminar
You have been selected to be a speaker at a Strayer University Professional Development Seminar. The topic of discussion is “ How to protect yourself from computer crimes”.
Write a 3-4 page paper in which you:
Select a computer crime of your choice for your speech at the Seminar. Imagine you have been asked to address the following items listed below. Remember that your textbook has several crimes listed in chapter one.
Explain how the selected computer crime victimizes someone.
Evaluate how vulnerable or susceptible society is today, with respect to this computer crime.
Research the Internet for a news article that discusses how this type of computer crime is being addressed by law enforcement or the criminal justice system. Select one article to answer the following:
Explain whether you agree or disagree with the way the selected computer crime in your chosen article is being addressed.
Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Compare and contrast the various types of computer crime.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the investigation of computer crime.
Write clearly and concisely about computer crime investigation topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
“Significant Historical Computer Crimes” Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, identify details on how the researched crimes developed throughout time. Also, identify the methods or technologies that were put into place to control and prevent these specific computer crimes.
Determine if these historical crimes have changed the culture or ethics associated with computers and information management. Explain the effectiveness of existing computer crime detection methods and technologies.
“Social Engineering” Please respond to the following:
Create a fictitious scenario in which someone uses social engineering and obtains key confidential information pertaining to a corporation. Describe steps that an organization can act upon in order to minimize this threat.
Give your opinion as to whether you feel educating users and corporate personnel are essential to minimizing information losses or breaches of information security with respect to social engineering.
“Creating the Project Charter” Please respond to the following:
Many information technology project managers come from senior technical positions. What can you do to help them transition into a project management role?