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CIS 608 - Information Security Management

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Week Ten Assignments- Maps to Course Objs. 2 & 7
: Chapter 10, Management of Information Security, 3e.
: Powerpoint Slides, Chapter 10, located in Course Documents, Lecture Notes
Learning Objectives - Week 10
Know and understand access controls approaches
Identify and describe the types of intrusion detection systems and the two strategies on which they are based
Understand the encryption process
This week will be a review of sorts for a number of topics presented in CIS606.
Assignment 10.1
This assignment is worth 50 points.
Search for information regarding personal firewall applications. Examine at least three alternatives and document a comparison of their functionality, cost, support, and platform of use. Which would you recommend to a family member or a small business? Why? Provide justification to the owner/family member as well as a cost comparison.

>> View/Complete Assignment: Assignment 10.1

Assignment 10.2 (post to the Week 10 Forum)
This assignment is worth 50 points; 25 points for your original posting, and 25 points for participation.
1. Facial geometry

2. Fingerprint

3. Hand and palm print

4. Hand geometry

5. Iris recognition

6. Retinal recognition

7. Signature recognition

8. Voice recognition

For each of the above, locate a vendor that provides a product designed to examine that feature. Provide the name of the vendor, the name of the product, the URL, and the CER associated with the product (many vendors do not provide CERs, just report what you can find). Of those in the list, which do you believe is more acceptable to users and why? Which would be preferred by security administrators and why? Provide some guidance to the organization as to what can be done if what the security folks prefer is not acceptable to users.

In your response, comment on whether you agree with the opinions stated.
Minimum Posting Requirements: You must post at least five messages to get credit for participation. The first message is your original posting, no later than Wed. At least two of the other messages must be responses to other student original postings. This is a pass/fail type of grade. If you meet the minimum requirements you get the points. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you'll get no points for participation. Messages must be posted on more than one day. Don't wait until the last minute!

Group Assignment-Week 10
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 "Week10 Post - Grade Me" to your group forum.

Assignment 10.3 (Post to your Blog)
This assignment is worth 20 points.
Time to start adding to that blog! If you are not sure what to include, you might want to re-read the assignment located at the top of the Week 1 Assignments.

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