Term Paper: Planning an IT Infrastructure Audit for Compliance

 

Note: Chapter 5 of the required textbook may be helpful in the completion of the assignment.

 

The audit planning process directly affects the quality of the outcome. A proper plan ensures that resources are focused on the right areas and that potential problems are identified early. A successful audit first outlines the objectives of the audit, the procedures that will be followed, and the required resources.

 

Choose an organization you are familiar with and develop an eight to ten (8-10) page IT infrastructure audit for compliance in which you:

 

Define the following items for an organization you are familiar with:

Scope

Goals and objectives

Frequency of the audit

Duration of the audit

Identify the critical requirements of the audit for your chosen organization and explain why you consider them to be critical requirements.

Choose privacy laws that apply to the organization, and suggest who is responsible for privacy within the organization.

Develop a plan for assessing IT security for your chosen organization by conducting the following:

Risk management

Threat analysis

Vulnerability analysis

Risk assessment analysis

Explain how to obtain information, documentation, and resources for the audit.

Analyze how each of the seven (7) domains aligns within your chosen organization.

Align the appropriate goals and objectives from the audit plan to each domain and provide a rationale for your alignment.

Develop a plan that:

Examines the existence of relevant and appropriate security policies and procedures.

Verifies the existence of controls supporting the policies.

Verifies the effective implementation and ongoing monitoring of the controls.

Identify the critical security control points that must be verified throughout the IT infrastructure, and develop a plan that includes adequate controls to meet high-level defined control objectives within this organization.

Use at least three (3) 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:

 

Describe the parameters required to conduct and report on IT infrastructure audit for organizational compliance.

Describe the components and basic requirements for creating an audit plan to support business and system considerations

Develop IT compliance audit plans

Use technology and information resources to research issues in security strategy and policy formation.

Write clearly and concisely about topics related to information technology audit and control using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Issues in Neuroscience

 

In the Visual Ability test, a split-brain patient was shown an image in the left visual field but could not name the object. Explain why and identify the specialized functions that were discovered with regard to hemispheric lateralization. Consider some of the difficulties the split-brain operation causes and the strategies you would recommend to help a patient manage them. Was it ethical to do this study? Was it right to trade the suffering experienced by participants for the knowledge gained by the research? 

only a discussing board question.

just need like 200 words

 

The criminal trial process has been depicted in numerous movies, sitcoms, and novels. It has also been discussed in depth across various media outlets. However, many people still do not know all of the steps required in a criminal trial. Discuss how what you have read in the textbook differs from what you understood of the criminal trial process. Also, discuss what you think is the source of those discrepancies

only a discussing board question.

just need like 200 words

 

The criminal trial process has been depicted in numerous movies, sitcoms, and novels. It has also been discussed in depth across various media outlets. However, many people still do not know all of the steps required in a criminal trial. Discuss how what you have read in the textbook differs from what you understood of the criminal trial process. Also, discuss what you think is the source of those discrepancies

only a discussing board question.

just need like 200 words

 

The criminal trial process has been depicted in numerous movies, sitcoms, and novels. It has also been discussed in depth across various media outlets. However, many people still do not know all of the steps required in a criminal trial. Discuss how what you have read in the textbook differs from what you understood of the criminal trial process. Also, discuss what you think is the source of those discrepancies

Book Critique and Policy Review Paper Instructions

You are required to write a book review on the book title: Beyond Sovereignty by Cusimano Love.

Cusimano Love, Maryann. Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage, 2011. ISBN: 9780495793236.

 

The Book Critique and Policy Review Paper must be 6–7 pages, not including the title and reference page. Format the body of your review in 4 main sections: summary, critique, application, and policy review. Do not summarize or critique the chapters chronologically. Consider the book as a whole. Avoid excessive quotations. State the authors’ viewpoints in your own words and give specific page references when paraphrasing.

·         Summary

Summarize the main theme of the book. What is the overall perspective, purpose, or argument of the book? If the author wanted you to get one idea from the book, what would it be?

·         Critique

This section needs to balance the book's strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your evaluation. What strikes you as noteworthy? What has the book accomplished? In what ways was the book effective or persuasive? Challenge assumptions, approaches, or arguments made by the author. Does the argument make sense? You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. Provide concrete evidence for your assertions. Support judgments with references from the textbook reading in this course and other scholarly resources. All citations must be in current Turabian. Be sure that your evaluation is balanced, respectful, and fair. Control the tone of your critique.

·         Application

This section must demonstrate how the book has enhanced your understanding of current public policy issues. Why is this topic important today? How can this information be used in forming and maintaining a strong foreign policy?

·         Policy Review

Identify and assess a current public policy issue in current events in light of the theories presented in this material. Do not merely state what the policy is. Explain the policy and provide a short but detailed briefing on the policy. Additionally, state if the policy is good or bad based on the perspective you gained in reading this book. You must also introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they complement ideas you have gleaned from reading in the book. Support judgments by referencing the book. But you must indicate specific page number(s) for easy cross-checking. If you use other books or sources to support your policy review, you must also indicate specific page number(s) for easy cross-checking. Falsification is 100% prohibited.

 

Note: if your book review is identical, reflect others’s review, and/or is  parallel to any book review related to this book, your review will not be accepted. Check your work in Turnit In for similarity or plagiarism.

Due by 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday April 5, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

Unit III Presentation Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Report Part 1: Presentation Outline and Topic

 

 

 

Criminal Evidence and the strategies and techniques utilized by criminals to commit crimes are constantly changing. Therefore, the strategies and procedures used to collect and present criminal evidence must also continue to evolve. Your task is to develop a presentation report that explores the latest strategies, advancements, and innovations in the area of criminal evidence. You will explore this topic from the perspective of a criminal justice agent who works in the field of criminal justice.

 

The presentation report consists of two parts:

 

 

 

Part 1 – Includes your topic identification and development of your project outline

 

 

 

Part 2 – Consists of PowerPoint presentation of your report and will be accomplished in Unit V

 

 

 

Part 1A: Topic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will need to identify a topic related to one of the four general types of criminal evidence:

 

 

 

1. witness testimony,

 

 

 

2. real or physical evidence,

 

 

 

3. documents or writings, or

 

 

 

4. demonstrative evidence.

 

 

 

You will need to provide a brief summary discussing what aspects of the topic you will explore and why that topic is relevant to strategies, advancements, and innovations in criminal evidence. In addition, you will need to ensure that scholarly and empirical information about strategies, advancements, and innovations in criminal evidence can be obtained. It is possible to talk about a topic in which advancements and innovations are needed. However, you will also need to be prepared to search extensively for information about current strategies and to develop suggestions for advancement and innovation with little to no assistance from scholarly and empirical sources. Part 1A will need to be a minimum of one double-spaced typed page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1B: Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the topic you identified in Part 1A, you are required to develop a topic outline with at least two tiers. Tier 1 of the outline will need to include the following components:

 

 

 

 Selected topic name

 

 

 

 Definition of key terms

 

 

 

 History

 

 

 

 Current strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Current and/or pending advancements and/or innovations

 

 

 

 Recommended advancements and/or innovations

 

 

 

 Justification for recommendations

 

 

 

 Plausibility and logistics of the implementation of recommendations

 

 

 

 Anticipated impact of the implementation of recommendations in regards to the collection and utilization of criminal evidence in the criminal justice system

o At a minimum, discussions must address constitutional amendments, exclusions of admissible and inadmissible evidence, and variations in the collection of criminal evidence due to crime location.

 

 

 

 

 References

 

 

 

Tier 2 of the outline will need to contain information that addresses the title of Tier 1 in relation to your specific topic. You can present the information in the form of sentences or short phrases. Regardless of the format you use for providing your information in Tier 2, make sure that each item in the outline does not need further explanation.

 

 

 

At least 10 sources must be cited in APA format under the references heading of your outline. All sources must be scholarly, and a minimum of five citations must reference peer-reviewed sources (e.g., academic journals). Part 1B needs to be a minimum of two double-spaced typed pages. Both the topic and outline (Parts 1A and 1B) should be submitted as one document.

 

 

 

 

 

You can find resources on how to research a topic and prepare an outline in the Waldorf Online Library.

 For the Waldorf Online library, click here to access the tutorial, How to do Research: Introduction.

 

 For a step-by-step approach to formatting and citing, click here to access the Waldorf University Citation Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

Unit III Presentation Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Report Part 1: Presentation Outline and Topic

 

 

 

Criminal Evidence and the strategies and techniques utilized by criminals to commit crimes are constantly changing. Therefore, the strategies and procedures used to collect and present criminal evidence must also continue to evolve. Your task is to develop a presentation report that explores the latest strategies, advancements, and innovations in the area of criminal evidence. You will explore this topic from the perspective of a criminal justice agent who works in the field of criminal justice.

 

The presentation report consists of two parts:

 

 

 

Part 1 – Includes your topic identification and development of your project outline

 

 

 

Part 2 – Consists of PowerPoint presentation of your report and will be accomplished in Unit V

 

 

 

Part 1A: Topic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will need to identify a topic related to one of the four general types of criminal evidence:

 

 

 

1. witness testimony,

 

 

 

2. real or physical evidence,

 

 

 

3. documents or writings, or

 

 

 

4. demonstrative evidence.

 

 

 

You will need to provide a brief summary discussing what aspects of the topic you will explore and why that topic is relevant to strategies, advancements, and innovations in criminal evidence. In addition, you will need to ensure that scholarly and empirical information about strategies, advancements, and innovations in criminal evidence can be obtained. It is possible to talk about a topic in which advancements and innovations are needed. However, you will also need to be prepared to search extensively for information about current strategies and to develop suggestions for advancement and innovation with little to no assistance from scholarly and empirical sources. Part 1A will need to be a minimum of one double-spaced typed page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1B: Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the topic you identified in Part 1A, you are required to develop a topic outline with at least two tiers. Tier 1 of the outline will need to include the following components:

 

 

 

 Selected topic name

 

 

 

 Definition of key terms

 

 

 

 History

 

 

 

 Current strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Current and/or pending advancements and/or innovations

 

 

 

 Recommended advancements and/or innovations

 

 

 

 Justification for recommendations

 

 

 

 Plausibility and logistics of the implementation of recommendations

 

 

 

 Anticipated impact of the implementation of recommendations in regards to the collection and utilization of criminal evidence in the criminal justice system

o At a minimum, discussions must address constitutional amendments, exclusions of admissible and inadmissible evidence, and variations in the collection of criminal evidence due to crime location.

 

 

 

 

 References

 

 

 

Tier 2 of the outline will need to contain information that addresses the title of Tier 1 in relation to your specific topic. You can present the information in the form of sentences or short phrases. Regardless of the format you use for providing your information in Tier 2, make sure that each item in the outline does not need further explanation.

 

 

 

At least 10 sources must be cited in APA format under the references heading of your outline. All sources must be scholarly, and a minimum of five citations must reference peer-reviewed sources (e.g., academic journals). Part 1B needs to be a minimum of two double-spaced typed pages. Both the topic and outline (Parts 1A and 1B) should be submitted as one document.

 

 

 

 

 

You can find resources on how to research a topic and prepare an outline in the Waldorf Online Library.

 For the Waldorf Online library, click here to access the tutorial, How to do Research: Introduction.

 

 For a step-by-step approach to formatting and citing, click here to access the Waldorf University Citation Guide.

 

Build the mathematical proof for Leach’s solution (p. 110) that concentrating contingency results in shorter project durations due to the difference between:

  1.  The sum of the squares of the individual variation for each task, and
  2. The sum of the square root of the sum of the squares of the amount of safety removed from each task.

 

 I NEED A POSITIVE COMMENTS BASED IN THIS ARGUMENT..BETWEEN 150-200 WORDS

 

A z-test is used for testing the mean of a population versus a standard, or comparing the means of two populations, with large (n ≥ 30) samples whether you know the population standard deviation or not.

Z-tests can also be helpful when we want to test a hypothesis. Generally, they are most useful when the standard deviation is known.

 T-tests are calculations used to test a hypothesis, but they are most useful when we need to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between two independent sample groups

T-tests are most appropriate when dealing with problems with a limited sample size (n < 30).

Both Z-tests and T-tests require data with a normal distribution, which means that the sample (or population) data is distributed evenly around the mean, just like in this figure:

 

Reference

 

Grand canyon university, (2017). T- score vs Z-score: what is the difference.

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