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CIS 608 - Information Security Management

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Post 004 - CIS 608

Week 1 Assignments- Maps to Course Objs. 2 & 3

(August 29 - September 4, 2011)


: Chapter 1 pages 1 - 15, Management of Information Security, 3e.

: Powerpoint Slides, Chapter 1, Intro, located in Course Documents, Lecture Notes

: McCumber Cube

Learning Objectives - Week 1

Understand who is responsible for protecting information assets

Know and understand the definition and key characteristics of information security

Recognize the characteristics that differentiate information security management from general management

***** Before submitting anything to the Assignment Link, make sure you read through and follow the Homework Guidelines found the the Course Documents area!

Assignment 1.2 (post to the Week 1 Forum)

This assignment is worth 50 points; 25 points for your original posting, and 25 points for participation.

Assume that a security model is needed for the protection of class information. Using the McCumber Cube model, examine each of the cells, and write a statement on how you would address the components represented in that cell.

In your response, comment on whether you agree or disagree with the statements. Are they reasonable? Costly? Use sources other than your text to support your stance. Provide examples and evidence to support your post. And provide the sources to allow your classmates to read them. Copy and pasting the URL is not proper citing, please provide full information.

Minimum Posting Requirements: You must post at least five messages to get credit for participation. The first message is your original posting, due by Wed. At least two of the other messages must be responses to other student original postings. Half of the points is for the original post and half for the responses. Messages must be posted on more than one day. Don't wait until the last minute!


Assignment 1.3 (post to Coffee Table Forum -- located under the Discussion Button)

This assignment is worth 20 points.

Introduce yourself to the class! Give a brief biographical sketch so that we can all get to know each other. If you are not sure what to write, use the staff information area to get an idea.


Assignment 1.4 (Email your link to the Professor)

This assignment is worth 20 points.

Read through the Blogging Directions and when you've created the blog, send me the link via email.


Group Assignment-Week 1 (post to your Group Forum)

This assignment is worth 50 points.

As a group, determine a best response to the Case Exercises for RWW, Inc. at the end of the chapter. Use your group forum area for discussion, located under the Groups button to the left...

Have one person in your group post the group consensus, labeled as "Week1 Post - Grade Me" to your group forum.

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