Assignment Preparation: Activities include watching the SkillSoft® videos, completing the SkillSoft® course, independent student reading, and research.
Watch the “Fostering Collective Responsibility for IT Risk” video.
Watch the “Balancing Security with User Convenience” video.
Complete “Introduction to Information Security Governance” topic of the Skillsoft® course “CISM 2012: Information Security Governance (Part 1).”
Assignment: Situation: You have just joined an organization that depends on the use of the web to perform most of its major tasks. You have noticed that information security is mostly ignored by those performing the work tasks and it is not a priority with management or executive leadership.
Write a 1- to 2-page memo to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) that is designed to increase the priority of information security. Include a convincing argument of why the survival of the organization may depend on information security. Include these topics:
Confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Threats from malicious software
Security challenges of cloud computing
Cyberterrorism and information warfare.