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i need help on my Information Security program survey.

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i need help on my Information Security program survey.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  JustAnswer-Eric replied 1 year ago.

bigbearbe :

Hi


 

bigbearbe :

I am able to help you with this question


 

bigbearbe :

What is the survey in regards to?


 

Customer:

Information Security Program Survey


Choose an information security program from the list provided by your instructor. Read and analyze the program documentation, the organization’s strategic plan, and the program evaluation documentation. Your analysis must address the following areas: strategic fit (how well the information security program supports the organization’s goals and objectives), breadth and coverage of the information security program (people, processes, technologies), any known or previously uncovered program deficiencies or implementation issues, and any stated costs and benefits of the program. After completing your analysis, prepare a three- to five-page narrative summarizing your findings in each analysis area (strategic fit, breadth/coverage, deficiencies/issues, and costs/benefits).


In the Course Content section of WebTycho, under Detailed Project Descriptions, your instructor will provide detailed instructions for completing and submitting this assignment, including a table that contains a list of the information security programs and their URLs, as well as a worksheet.



Information Security Program Survey


As a new graduate of UMUC’s cybersecurity program, you have decided to apply in a competitive selection process to a joint federal-state government sponsored cybersecurity training program for new graduates (apprentices). As part of your application package, you must submit an essay (narrative) containing a written analysis of an information security program. You can use the worksheet to help organize your information.


The application package provides you with the following information:


For your application to this program you are asked to prepare a high-level summary of an information security program. Your summary should demonstrate that you are able to read, understand, apply, and write about common information security concepts at the apprentice level. Your summary must include an analysis that addresses strategic fit (how well the information security program supports the organization’s goals and objectives), breadth and coverage of the information security program (people, processes, technologies), any known or previously uncovered program deficiencies or implementation issues, and any stated costs and benefits of the program.


Choose one of the organizations listed in Table 1, review the pertinent documents, and then prepare a three- to five-page narrative summarizing your analysis of the organization’s information security program. Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are provided for the pertinent documents and web pages. Applicant narratives must be submitted in electronic form as Microsoft Word documents. Use standard size (8.5” x 11”) pages. Include your name and the date at the top of each page. Use 1” margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. Double-space your text. Use black text (no colors) on a plain white background. Do not include pictures, tables, or diagrams in your narrative.


Cite your sources in APA format and use only authoritative/scholarly sources such as journal articles, books, government documents, and other industry publications (e.g., trade journals or magazines for health care or security professionals). The title page and list of references are not included in the required page count. You must also use and cite the documents listed in Table 1 for your chosen organization. Remember to check the spelling and grammar of your submission.



Worksheet: Information Security Program Survey

Copy this table into your own Word document and fill out.






















































































































































Security Area



Responsible Party / Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)



Known Vulnerabilities / Risks



Countermeasures / Risk Mitigation Strategy



Acquisition (systems/services)



 



 



 



Asset management



 



 



 



Audit and accountability



 



 



 



Authentication and authorization



 



 



 



Business continuity



 



 



 



Compliance management



 



 



 



Configuration control



 



 



 



Data



 



 



 



Hardware



 



 



 



Identity management



 



 



 



Incident management



 



 



 



Maintenance procedures



 



 



 



Media protection and destruction



 



 



 



Network



 



 



 



Planning



 



 



 



Personnel



 



 



 



Physical environment



 



 



 



Policy



 



 



 



Operations



 



 



 



Outsourcing



 



 



 



Risk assessments



 



 



 



Software



 



 



 



Training



 



 



 





Table 1
Listing of Information Security Programs for Applicant Essays

You may need to scroll to the right to see all five columns in this table.























































Organization



Website



Strategic Plan



Information Security Program



Program Evaluation Report



Department of Health and Human Services



http://www.dhhs.gov/



http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/priorities/priorities.html



http://www.hhs.gov/ocio/policy/index.html#Security



http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06267.pdf



Department of Veterans Affairs



http://www.va.gov/



http://www.va.gov/op3/Docs/StrategicPlanning/VA_2010_2014_Strategic_Plan.pdf



http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=56



http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10727t.pdf



Internal Revenue Service



http://www.irs.gov/



http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3744.pdf



http://www.irs.gov/irm/part10/index.html



http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10355.pdf



National Aeronautics and Space Administration



http://www.nasa.gov/



http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/516579main_NASA2011StrategicPlan.pdf



http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ocio/itsecurity/



http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d104.pdf



State of Maryland



http://www.maryland.gov/



http://www.statestat.maryland.gov/gdu.asp



http://doit.maryland.gov/support/Documents/security_guidelines/DoITSecurityPolicy.pdf



http://www.ola.state.md.us/Reports/Fiscal%20Compliance/DoIT09.pdf



University of Nebraska Medical Center



http://www.unmc.edu/



http://www.unmc.edu/wwwdocs/strategic-plan_06-10_v3-brochure1.pdf



http://www.unmc.edu/its/docs/UNMCInformationSecurityPlan-Sept2010.pdf



Audit report not available. Use http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10361.pdf


bigbearbe :

Hi, Can you please specify what you would like to do?


 

bigbearbe :

This seems that you will need to write a summary on a type of Information Security topic


 

Customer:

under the Information Security Program Survey on the top is the description of what needs to be done.

bigbearbe :

Hello, another expert will be soon able to help you answer your question. Thank you.

Expert:  Lindie-mod replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i would like to wait. i would like my essay to be on Department of Veterans Affairs which is listed above thank you

Expert:  Lindie-mod replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your continued patience. We will continue the search for a Professional for you.
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Hello,
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i am still waiting for an expert to answer my question.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I may be able to help with this - when would it be required for?

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am doing this for school, so can you please help me.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I can help with this but when do you need it for?

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i need it by Monday.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Ok - I can complete this for Monday.

One thing though - would you be able to upload the requirements via wikisend as the formatting of the chat window appears to have changed the presentation?

If you go to wikisend.com and choose upload then attach the file with the instructions.

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i don't know, but i will try.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Ok - let me know

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i want be home till about 10:30 tonight. i will try it then, because it want work at my job.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
No problem!

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I made an account with wikisend.com and i hope it's easy to upload the essay. There is a list in the project that i can do the essay on and the one i want to do my on is The Department of Veterans Affairs. there is also a work sheet that can be use for the project. All the words on the work doesn't have to be used just some of the words and has to have each of the thing in the other three columns that is dealing with the project. the project has to be three to five page. The description that is in the just answer will tell you what needs to be done. Thank a lot.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Thanks - when it was uploaded to Wikisend it should have given you a FileID that can be used to download the file?

Cheers

Steve
Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Hi, can you let me know the Wikisend details to download the file and I can complete this for you?

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

how can i find my file ID in wikisend

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
When you go to Wikisend.com and choose upload, it should then let you choose the file to upload. Once the file is uploaded you should see a download link and File ID on the screen which I can use to download the file.

cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

when i push the upload file link, it tell me to please upload the file, but what file should i upload and where can i find the file.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Whatever file has all the instructions in for the assignment.

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i try to upload the file three times and the computer keeps freezing on me and every time i upload the file it gives me a different file ID number. is there any other way that you can send it to me. can you e-mail it to me.

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
That's fine - one of those IDs will be fine. Wikisend will create a new one with every upload but just let me know one of them.

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

one of the file ID is 507308

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Ok - what time tomorrow is it needed by?

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

anytime before 5:00 PM

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Ok - will send it through before then

Cheers

Steve
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thank you

Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
no problem!
Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
Sending this through in next 20 minutes...

Cheers

Steve
Expert:  Steve Herrod replied 1 year ago.
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