The Internet, as we all know, has rapidly spread around since its commercialization in the 1990s. It is evident that cybersecurity attacks are not going anywhere, and that government will continue to remain a target. In addition, the Internet of Things (IoT) growth will lead to more devices being connected to the networks. Therefore, with technology moving forward and hackers being more motivated as ever, the government finds itself struggling to keep up with effective cybersecurity measures and with filling up the designated positions in the Cybersecurity department.
Understanding not only the strengths and weaknesses but continuing to identify opportunities and potential threats is an important first step to building a solid foundation. Refer to Table A1 for a visual of the SWOT analysis. (Mind Tools)
BLUF: MG Smith’s intent is to host Chris Roberts, a cybersecurity professional, to speak to leaders within the Alabama National Guard, as well as other state and civilian agencies. This presentation will focus on the threats we face in the cyber world today. MG Smith extended an invitation to Mr. Roberts as discussed in the background section of this paper. The date, location and audience are to be determined.
Moreover, many organizations within the public and private sector heavily relies on technology to carry out their day to day operations. Those cyber technologies help make many difficult or tedious tasks easier to do and technology can also carry out many of those tasks more effectively and efficiently than humans can. However, cyber technologies are at risk of espionage, cyber attacks, or other crimes such as theft and fraud (Ammori & Poellet, 2010).
In this recent past, the e-services, new technologies, and interconnected networks have become integral part of our daily life. Society, businesses, government and national defense depend entirely on the well-functioning of information technology and information infrastructures, communication, transportation, e-commerce, emergency services and financial services depend on the integrity, availability and confidentiality of information streaming these infrastructures. As our society become more reliable on IT, the availability and protection of these crucial facilities are increasingly becoming the topic of national consideration. The incidents that cause disruption of IT services and crucial
I came to Kaplan with one objective, to finish my long waited IT Bachelor’s degree and advance further in my career. At first, my goal was to go for the Cybersecurity program, but due to cost and time, I decided to just finish my IT degree then specialized in Security afterwards by taking certification classes after I finish my degree. There are many opportunities after I get my degree, the door will be right open to explore other things and specialized in a field I desire to enter.
As a new graduate of UMUC’s cybersecurity program, you have decided to apply in a competitive selection process to a joint federal-state government sponsored cybersecurity training program for new graduates (apprentices). As part of your application package, you must submit an essay (narrative) containing a written analysis of an information security program. You can use the worksheet to help organize your information. The application package provides you with the following information:
Advanced Research Corporation is drastically in need of a program will ensure that Advanced Research’s enterprise information technology computer network is protected against further cyber-criminal activity. As per Allen (2013), it is more important here in the present to start providing the needed tools to secure corporate networks against external threats. These external threats can be repelled, in part, by the use of Acunetix’s Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS). This proposal paper is being presented in support of the CEO, Mr. Jeff Smith; CCO, Mr. William Donaldson; COO Ms. Alexi Gramer; and CFO, Mr. Bob Schuler to assist in the understanding of the use of Acunetix’s WVS at Advanced Research. Also, the proposal will describe the benefits of the web vulnerability scanner, the impact on operations at Advanced Research the WVS may have when it is in use and the WVS’s cost.
This paper explores two references that report the Defense in Depth Strategy created by Intel in order to be better prepared for a possible network attack. According to the website “Defense in Depth Strategy Optimizes Security” Intel created the strategy by developing a solution broken out into four separate categories: “Prediction” which prepares the organization for possible attacks as well as what kind that may happen. The second category being “Prevention” allows ways that could prevent the attack by being prepared. The third category is “Detection” allows the organization to receive an alert if there is a possible attack. Finally, the fourth being “Response”. This strategy provides the time needed to respond to a possible attack. Due to these strategies, there has been a reduction in attacks. The website “Security Awareness - Implementing an Effective Strategy” (2002), IT Security Mangers will need to be effective when implementing the above named strategies. Establishing security needs as well as providing security awareness training to employees.
IntelliTest, Inc. is delighted to offer BIG Company the following results from our Security Assessment summary strengths against agreed upon security objectives. IntelliTest is providing this report in accordance with our preliminary agreement on timing and deliverables. As part of our service to fulfil your needs in understanding the results from this assessment, we would be happy to have a debriefing session with BIG and BIG’s correlated management team members.
The purpose of writing this essay is to be able to explain to you my reason for choosing my profession. Also to give reasons as to why I have decided to apply to your university and convince you of my future importance to this field should you allow me to learn in your excellent cyber security program. I am applying for the M.S. in Management of Secure Information Systems.
As a child, I grew up enjoying mathematics and science; this led to my dream of becoming an Information Security Analyst by majoring in Computer Engineering in college. I chose this profession because over the past couple of years, the world has become more dependent on technology, which means that there is more technology that needs to be developed and better network security will need to be implanted to meet the progressing world’s standards. By being in this profession, there will always be job opportunities in small and large companies because networks, computers, cell phones and many other gadgets are prone to being compromised. For example, Boeing is a prestigious, global company that is one of the leading manufacturers of cyber security that offers several internship and job opportunities to undergraduates and graduates. Future graduates will be able to learn reliable information on what they need to become an information security analyst because an intensive amount of time was taken to research and find credible sources.
After review of vulnerabilities in the areas of technology, people and policy and the perspective attach vectors, an impact assessment was completed and counter measures identified. The counter measures also addressed the areas of current weaknesses and emerging weaknesses in hopes to maintain a strong cyber security posture.
The need for qualified and competent Homeland Security Practitioners that have a strong working knowledge of Cyber security is paramount. The growth, to which the tech industry is developing, is being measured on a gargantuan scale. This industry is outgrowing the staff of qualified practitioners that is tasked with its security. Private companies, as well as governments should be working toward beefing up the both the quality and quantity of the practitioners in the field. Redefinition and standardization minimum entry-level Cybersecurity credentials, employing a diversification in the Cybersecurity field, Identification of technology that can provide intelligent security automation as well as more and better external training opportunities, and development of a more efficient and complete way to collect attack data and develop better metrics for the quick identification of threats are
Today our society has evolved beyond the expectations of our founding fathers. Humans flying through the air from destination to destination, being able to send information almost instantaneously, to receiving high definition photos of the furthest celestial bodies known in our solar system, our technology has literally and figuratively rocketed the human race into the future. While our technology becomes increasingly more advanced so does the ability to steal information from these systems. Cyber Security is one of the biggest threats our nation faces as we become more dependent on the use of technology in our day to day lives.