Subject: INFORMATION ASSURANCE

Question 1: Write a 350+ word essay (APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words) 

What are some of the characteristics and operations of some of the malicious software that exists today?

Subject: ETHICAL HACKING

Question 2: Write a 400+ word essay (APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words) 

Web servers are compromised for a number of reasons which may include any of the following: Improper file or directory permissions, installing the server with default settings, unnecessary services enabled, security conflicts, a lack of proper security policies, improper authorization with external systems, default accounts with default or no passwords, unnecessary default, backup, or sample files, misconfigurations, bugs in server software, OS, or web applications, misconfigured SSL certificates and encryption settings, administrative or debugging functions that are enabled or accessible on web servers or the use of self-signed certificates and/or default certificates.

Q: Select one of these compromises and explain how it could be avoided.

Subject: Business Intelligence

Question 3: Write a 300+ word essay (APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words)

Why are the original/raw data not readily usable by analytics tasks? What are the main data preprocessing steps? List and explain their importance in analytics.

Question 4: Write a 1200+ word essay (APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words)

Part 1 (200 wordS): How do you describe the importance of data in analytics? Can we think of analytics without data? Explain..

Part 2 (200 wordS): Considering the new and broad definition of business analytics, what are the main inputs and outputs to the analytics continuum?

Part 3 (200 wordS): Where do the data for business analytics come from? What are the sources and the nature of those incoming data?

Part 4 (200 wordS): What are the most common metrics that make for analytics-ready data?

Part 4 (300 wordS): Go to data.gov . it is a U.S. government-sponsored data portal that has a very large number of data sets on a wide variety of topics ranging from healthcare to education, climate to public safety.

Pick a topic that you are most passionate about. Go through the topic-specific information and explanation provided on the site.

Explore the possibilities of downloading the data, and use your favourite data visualization tool to create.

Subject: Operational Excellence

Question 5: Write a 200+ word article summary essay (APA format & latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words)

Research and locate an article relating to the integration of IT in business strategy. After reading the article, provide a brief summary of what you have learned. DO NOT quote the article–only describe what you learned from reading it. Your summary should be at least 200+ words. Provide a citation at the end of your summary and the full reference using APA 7 format. Write your paper using the APA 7 template.

Subject: Data Science and Big Data Analytics 

Question 6: Write a 4 page + essay (APA format & latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words)

There are several benefits as well as challenges associated with the use of Big Data Analytics in the e-Healthcare industry. Pick one of the four concepts below and then identify the benefits and challenges associated with that concept. Do not simply list the benefits and challenges but detail them in a substantive, thorough essay as it relates to that concept in the e-healthcare industry.

 1. Data Gathering

 2. Storage and Integration

 3. Data Analysis

 4. Knowledge Discovery and Information Interpretation

For reference: AYANI, S., MOULAEI, K., DARWISH KHANEHSARI, S., JAHANBAKHSH, M., & SADEGHI, F. (2019). A Systematic Review of Big Data Potential to Make Synergies between Sciences for Achieving Sustainable Health: Challenges and Solutions. Applied Medical Informatics, 41(2), 53–64. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=a9h&AN=138949499&site=eds-live

               Dash, S., Shakyawar, S.K., Sharma, M., Kaushik, S. (2019). Big data in healthcare: management, analysis and future prospects. Journal of Big Data 6, 54, http://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-019-0217-0 

Subject: Enterprise Risk Management 

Question 7: Write a 4 page + essay (APA format & latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words)

The required article readings this week give a good discussion and look at some of the frameworks that are used to manage risk within organizations and enterprises. One of the readings this week provided an introduction and comparison of different frameworks. As with anything, there are going to be strengths and weaknesses to all approaches.

For your week 3 research paper, please address the following in a properly formatted research paper:

 1. Do you think that ISO 27001 standard would work well in the organization that you currently or previously have worked for? If you are currently using ISO 27001 as an ISMS framework, analyze its effectiveness as you perceive in the organization.

 2. Are there other frameworks mentioned has been discussed in the article that might be more effective?

 3. Has any other research you uncover suggest there are better frameworks to use for addressing risks?

For reference: Lopes, M., Guarda, T. & Oliveira, P. (2019). How ISO 27001 Can Help Achieve GDPR Compliance. 2019 14th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI), pp. 1-6. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8760937?arnumber=8760937 

               Al-Ahmad, W., & Mohammad, B. (2013). Addressing Information Security Risks by Adopting Standards. International Journal of Information Security Science, 2(2), 28–43. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=a9h&AN=93598603&site=eds-live

Subject: Application Security (need 2 copies of answers and make sure to not use common references)

Question 8: Write a 300+ word essay (APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words) 

Define access controls and why they are important.

Question 9: 2+ Page paper (need 2 copies of answers and make sure to not use common references)

(APA format & 2 latest scholarly journal article references 2016 on words) 

Answer the questions in the attached document “Project Part 2-Access Controls Procedure Guide.docx”.

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