Research Paper 2

Research Paper  2

Objectives
The course objectives met by this assignment include:
•    Course specifications are available online from the USQ website <http://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/>. Always check the website for the latest version.
Background
This assessment item covers the chapters 5-8 of your textbook.  In the previous assessment item you selected an organisation, and provided information on the current security state and made suggestions of improvements to their security.  Use this organisation for this assessment item as well.  Depending on the size of the organisation (small, medium, large) you are asked to assist in developing a security program. Reflect on the current roles and titles of the security personnel and make suggestions of improvements. Provide a plan to make these changes incorporating training requirements. Determine if the organisation uses any ISO security standards and provide reasoning which security model would be more suitable. Determine the suitability of certification. Justify by using threat identification and provide risk assessment for this organisation.
As in the previous assessment item, please make sure NOT to divulge any sensitive information. If you are working for an organisation, use the internet to determine what information is available to the public. To protect security of the organisation, you are requested to invent the current security situation of this organisation.  This will allow you to create a scenario that you can then use to apply your knowledge of the course material.
Write a report in accordance to the recommendations of the links on the study desk. The word-count limit for the introduction, body and conclusion of this report is set at about 3000 words.  Use five (5) or more resources for your citing and referencing in Harvard style.
Submission requirements
•    Submit your word document into EASE – a link will be available on the study desk, or alternatively, use the large EASE button on the portal.

Marking criteria for research paper 2 – CIS8018 – S2 2015
Student name: ___________________________ Student number: ____________________

Marks
Structured development of report
Logical flow leading the reader from start to finish on a clear path of addressing the assessment requirements; clear identification and description of current state; clearly leading into the solutions; application of correct report format.
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective    21-30
Good work – minor issue    11-20
Requires more work    5-10
Very poor effort    0-5
Comment:

/30
Depth of research/ critical reflection
Reason to support findings: showing depth of understanding critical security issues of an organisation; being able to reason for the most suitable security model, training, roles to address these issues; showed depth of understanding threat identifications, ISO, model, etc. (chapter 1-4 concepts); selections of addition journal articles specifically address and support.
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective    21-30
Good work – minor issue    11-20
Requires more work    5-10
Very poor effort    0-5
Comment:

/30
Understanding of key ideas and concepts
Understood the course material; able to identify key ideas and concept within a real life scenario of issues; able to explain an issue with the use of key ideas and concepts; able to relate own experience to course material and issue by introducing own perspective
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective    21-30
Good work – minor issue    11-20
Requires more work    5-10
Very poor effort    0-5
Comment:

/30
Evidence of support
Citing and referencing: Correct within text Harvard citing; correct Harvard referencing; used more than five (5) sources (book, journal article, report, news article on the internet) in addition to the course text book.
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective    9-10
Good work – minor issue    7-8
Requires more work    4-6
Very poor effort    0-3
Comment:

/10
Total        /100
General Comments: