information security management class discussion essential information security elements and protection

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Organizations must have controls in place to protect the information that resides within the systems being utilized. The collection of these controls make up the security program. Sometimes it is easier to identify what is not in a security program than what should be in a security program as every organization has different risks, threats, and business drivers. Even though every security program is different, they are usually made up of the same elements. These elements are explained in the first two chapters of your text. Based on these common elements and your own organization’s needs, explain at least three essential information security elements and what you would do to protect your organization against threats using these elements.

After posting your initial response and reading your classmate’s individual organizational needs and protections, respond to two of your peers with your own recommendations based on what you learned from this module’s readings and additional resources.

Here is the grading rubric:

Analysis and Interpretation

30.0 pts

Excellent (A) 27 to 30 points – Identifies and explains all of the main issues in question with an insightful and thorough analysis of all of the issues. Responses demonstrate new understanding of the topic.

26.9 pts

Satisfactory (B) 24 to 26.9 points – Identifies and explains most of the main issues in question with a thorough analysis of most of the issues. Responses demonstrate some new understanding of the topic.

23.9 pts

Passing (C) 21 to 23.9 points – Identifies and explains some of the issues in question with a superficial analysis of most of the issues. Responses demonstrate little to no new understanding of the topic.

20.9 pts

Near Failing (D) 18 to 20.9 – Identifies and/ or explains very little of the issues in question with no analysis present. Responses demonstrate weak understanding of the topic.

0.0 pts

Failing (F) 0 – Identifies and/ or explains irrelevant information. Responses demonstrate no understanding of the topic.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLinks to Course Readings and Additional Research & APA Style

20.0 pts

Excellent (A) 18 to 20 points – Excellent research into the issues with clearly documented links to class readings and appropriate outside materials. References properly documented in APA format.

17.9 pts

Satisfactory (B) 16 to 17.9 points – Proficient research into the issues with clearly documented links to class readings or appropriate outside materials, but not both. References documented in APA format with one or two errors.

15.9 pts

Passing (C) 14 to 15.9 points – Limited research or documented links to course readings or appropriate outside materials. References documented in APA format with more than two errors.

13.9 pts

Near Failing (D) 12 to 13.9 – Limited to no references or connections to readings. Did not use APA format.

0.0 pts

Failing (F) 0 – Provided no references or support of analysis. No evidence of APA use.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParticipation and Originality

20.0 pts

Excellent (A) 13.5 to15 points – Completes more than the minimum amount of required responses. Responses are articulate, well thought out, and encourage discussion.

17.9 pts

Satisfactory (B) 16 to 17.9 points – Initial post contains original content but is posted later in the module week, leaving other students little time to post their responses.

15.9 pts

Passing (C) 14 to 15.9 points – Initial post contains mostly original content but is posted early in the module week giving other students the opportunity to post their responses.

13.9 pts

Near Failing (D) 12 to 13.9 – Initial post contains mostly unoriginal content and is posted late in the module week.

0.0 pts

Failing (F) 0 – Initial post contains unoriginal content and is posted late in the module.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResponses to Peers

15.0 pts

Excellent (A) 13.5 to15 points – Completes more than the minimum amount of required responses. Responses are articulate, well thought out, and encourage discussion.

13.4 pts

Satisfactory (B) 12 to 13.4 points – Completes the minimum amount of required responses. Some responses contribute to ongoing conversations while others are disconnected. Student may post a significant number of messages that do not contribute substantively.

11.9 pts

Passing (C) 10.5 to 11.9 – Completes the minimum amount of required responses. Responses are disconnected with what others are saying. Student does not reply to messages directed towards them.

10.4 pts

Near Failing (D) 9 to 10.4 – Student does not complete the minimum amount of required responses.

0.0 pts

Failing (F) 0 – No responses to peers.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle & Mechanics

15.0 pts

Excellent (A) 13.5 to15 points – Chooses words for their precise meaning and uses an appropriate level of specificity. Sentence style fits audience and purpose. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused. Almost entirely free of errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

13.4 pts

Satisfactory (B) 12 to 13.4 points – Uses words accurately and effectively but may be too general. Sentences are for the most part clear, structured, and focused, though some may be awkward or ineffective. May contain a few errors which may annoy the reader but does not impede understanding.

11.9 pts

Passing (C) 10.5 to 11.9 points – Uses relatively vague and general words and may use some inappropriate language. Sentence’s structure is generally correct but sentences may be wordy, unfocused, repetitive, or confusing. Usually contains several spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors which may temporarily confuse the reader but not impede overall understanding.

10.4 pts

Tends to be vague and abstract, or very personal and specific. Usually contains several awkward or ungrammatical sentences. Usually contains either many mechanical errors or a few important errors that block the reader’s understanding and ability to see connections between thoughts.

0.0 pts

Failing (F) 0 – Misuse of words and awkward sentences throughout. Contains many errors in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation.

15.0 pts