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Overview

For the first project, you researched the impact of legislation on your selected organization's information security program. For the second project, you researched information security standards used by your selected organization. For the third project, you created a sample cybersecurity profile addressing the security posture of your selected organization. This final project incorporates the results from the first three projects into a final security analysis. For this final project, you will create an executive summary presentation describing your selected organization's security posture and your recommendations for improvement. You will also write a memorandum outlining your findings and your recommendations. Think of this assignment in terms of your own job. Apply the same standards and professionalism you would use for your superiors.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this project, students will be able to

 

1.      create an executive-level presentation

2.      write an executive-level memorandum

3.      combine seven weeks of learning material into a final product   

 

Media

Students will use the Internet, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Students will utilize their first three projects and all learning material from the past seven weeks.

 

Deliverables

There are two deliverables for this project. Submit your presentation and memorandum to the appropriate assignment area by the due date.

 

1.      Your final presentation should be 15–20 pages. Your executive summary presentation, at a minimum, should

a.       cover the impact of legislation on your organization (3–4 slides)

b.      describe the information security standards applicable to your organization (3–4 slides)

c.       summarize the key elements of your organization's cybersecurity profile (findings/recommendations) (3–4 slides)

You should also have a cover slide, an Agenda slide, a Summary/Conclusion slide(s), and a References slide (using proper APA guidelines). Use the Notes pages to complete the slides. Your presentation and Notes pages should stand alone so that you do not have to "present" the slides for the reader to understand your intent.

2.      Your executive summary memorandum should be at least two full pages, double spaced, 1-inch margins, in New Times Roman 12-pitch font. Memorandums not meeting the full two-page minimum will lose points. Your memorandum should, at a minimum, include a summary of the three major areas of your executive presentation (see above).

 

 

 

 

Rubric—Project 4: Security Analysis Findings and Recommendation

Qualities and criteria

Poor (1–2)

Good (3–4)

Excellent (5)

Executive summary presentation: security analysis findings

 

Impact of legislation; information security standards; cybersecurity profile

 

Weight: 15 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   The presentation does not describe any findings.

b.   The presentation includes fewer than two findings, and/or family controls are not described accurately.

c.   Text is repetitious.

d.   Information seems to be disorganized and has little to do with the main topic.

 

a.   The presentation includes a description of fewer than three findings, and/or the description of the findings is not accurate.

b.   The presentation includes fewer than three findings, and/or the findings are not described accurately.

c.   Ideas are clear, but there is a lack of extra information.

d.   Information relates to main topic. Details and amount of information are sparse.

a.   The paper includes an accurate description of all three findings.

b.   The paper includes three findings, and they are accurately described.

c.   Ideas are clear, original, and focused. Main idea stands along with details.

d.   Sufficient information included. Information clearly relates to the main thesis. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Executive summary presentation: format

 

Number of slides; other slides

 

Weight: 5 percent of assignment grade

a.Presentation uses 15–20 slides.

b.Presentation contains fewer than three slides for each of the three areas. Fewer than three areas are covered.

c.Presentation has three or more missing: cover, agenda, summary, and reference slide.

a.Presentation uses 15–20 slides.

b.Presentation contains at least three slides for only two of the three areas.

c.Presentation has 1–2 missing: cover, agenda, summary, and reference slide

a.Presentation uses 15–20 slides.

b.Presentation contains at least three slides for each of the three areas.

c.Presentation has a cover, agenda, summary, and reference slide.

Executive summary memo: introduction

 

Title; objective or thesis; problem statement; topic

 

Weight: 5 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   There is no reference to the topic, problem, or audience.

b.   There is no statement of thesis or objective of the research.

c.   The title is inappropriate and does not describe the topic.

a.   The writer makes the reader aware of the overall problem, challenge, or topic to be examined.

b.   Thesis is stated, but clarity and/or focus could be better.

c.   The title does not adequately describe the topic.

a.   The writer introduces the topic and its relevance to 1) the discipline and 2) the chosen audience. The introduction lays groundwork for the direction of the assignment.

b.   Thesis or objective is clearly stated and appropriately focused.

c.   Main idea stands along with details.

d.   The title is appropriate and adequately describes the topic.

Executive summary memo: security analysis findings

 

Structure; flow; organization and development

 

Weight: 15 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   The paper does not describe any controls.

b.   The paper includes fewer than two findings, and/or the findings are not described accurately.

c.   Text is repetitious.

d.   Information seems to be disorganized and has little to do with the main topic.

e.   Sentences and paragraphs do not clearly or effectively relate to the assignment.

f.   Examples are either lacking or ineffective, i.e., do not relate to the main idea in the assignment or paragraph.

a.   The paper includes a description of fewer than three findings, and/or the description of the two is not accurate.    

b.   The paper includes fewer than three findings, and/or one or more findings are not described accurately.

c.   Ideas are clear, but there is a lack of extra information.

d.   Information relates to main topic. Details and amount of information are sparse.

e.   Sentences and paragraphs generally, though not always, relate to the thesis or controlling idea.

a.   The paper includes an accurate description of all three findings.

b.   The paper includes three findings, and they are accurately described.

c.   Ideas are clear, original, and focused. Main idea stands along with details.

d.   Sufficient information included. Information clearly relates to the main thesis. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

e.   Sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively relate to and support the thesis.

Executive summary memo: conclusions

 

Synthesis of ideas

 

Weight: 10 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   There is little or no indication that the writer tried to synthesize the information or draw conclusions based on the literature under review.

a.   The writer provides concluding remarks that show an analysis and synthesis of ideas and information. Some of the conclusions, however, are not supported in the body of the review.

a.   The writer makes succinct and precise conclusions based on the review of literature.

b.   Insights into the problem/topic are appropriate.

c.   Conclusions are strongly supported within the assignment.

Executive summary memo: research and analysis

 

Weaving together literature through assignment, providing exploration/explanation

 

Weight: 35 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   The writer has omitted major sections of pertinent content, or content runs on excessively.

b.   The writer quotes other material excessively.

c.   The ideas presented have little significance to the discipline and/or the audience.

d.   Text is repetitious.

e.   There is no central theme.

f.    Ideas in the assignment are irrelevant or not worthy of the reader’s consideration.

a.   The writer includes all the sections of pertinent content, but does not cover them in as much depth or detail as the audience/reader expects.

b.   The writer cites sources when specific statements are made.

c.   The significance to the discipline is evident.

d.   Ideas are clear, but more information is needed.

e.   Ideas in the assignment are mostly (but not all) relevant and worthy of the reader’s consideration.

a.   The writer covers the appropriate content in depth without being redundant.

b.   The writer cites sources when specific statements are made.

c.   The significance of quotes, when used, is apparent.

d.   The length is appropriate.

e.   Ideas are clear, original, and focused. Main idea stands out, along with details.

f.    Ideas in the assignment are compelling, even original; they are not self-evident.

Clarity and correctness of the writing

 

Weight: 10 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   It is difficult for the reader to understand what the writer is trying to express.

b.   Writing is convoluted.

c.   Assignment contains more than 20 spelling and/or grammatical errors, as well as improper punctuation.

d.   The writing is vague, or it is difficult to understand what the writer is trying to express.

e.   Mistakes in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation cause confusion and show lack of concern for quality of writing.

f.    Writing rambles; the assignment appears to have been hastily written.

a.   The writing is generally clear, but unnecessary words are occasionally used. Meaning is sometimes hidden.

b.   Paragraph or sentence structure is repetitive.

c.   Much of the writing is generally clear, but meaning is sometimes hidden.

d.   There are 10–20 mistakes in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation, but they do not cause confusion; they suggest negligence, not indifference.

e.   Writing might ramble; the assignment is not carefully written.

a.   The writing is clear and concise.

b.   There are fewer than 10 mistakes in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation.

c.   The writing does not ramble; the assignment is carefully written and edited.

Sources, citations, and proper APA format

 

Weight: 10 percent of assignment grade

 

a.   The writer does not include in-text citations for statements made in the review.

b.   References that are included in the reference list are not cited in the text.

c.   An insufficient number of sources are cited and/or not accurately documented.

d.   The assignment is not written in APA style.

e.   No attention is given to people-first, nondiscriminatory language.

f.    Scholarly sources are not cited in the text and the reference list.

g.   Sources are primarily from the popular press, and/or the assignment consists primarily of personal opinions.

a.   The writer cites sources within the body of the review and includes a corresponding reference list. Some formatting problems exist, or some elements are missing.

b.   Fewer than three sources are cited. All sources are accurately documented, but some are not in the desired format.

c.   Assignment is in APA style, but with some errors.

d.   The body of the assignment consists of a review of the literature.

e.   There is evidence of attention to people-first, nondiscriminatory language.

f.    Most sources are scholarly and cited, but with some errors.

g.   Personal opinions are kept to a minimum, though they may not be delayed in the assignment.

a.   The writer includes at least three citations in the body of the review.

b.   The references in the list match the in-text citations, and all are properly cited in APA style.

c.   Numerous sources are cited. All sources are accurately documented.

d.   Accurately adheres to APA style in formatting, organization, and construction, including full review of relevant literature.

e.   There is consistent use of people-first, nondiscriminatory language.

f.   The majority of sources are scholarly and are cited correctly in both the text and the reference list.

g.   Personal opinions are delayed and stated succinctly in the conclusion.

 

 

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