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Hacker Culture and Mitigation




Question;Individual Assignment -3;Instructions: Hacker Culture and;Mitigation;Course Objective: Examine hacker culture and related psychological and cultural;aspects of cybersecurity from both the malicious actor and user's perspectives.;Competencies: Critical thinking, communication skills;Each student is assigned an organization (e.g., a private company or a;government agency) and is asked to identify a significant past incident in;cybercrime or cyberwarfare related to this organization. The student will fully;discuss the specifics of the cyber incident and analyze the motivation of the;threat actors/attackers. Analyze the possible motivations of those who worked;to defend assets against disruption, and describe motivations of any possible;third-parties that may also have been involved. The student will also suggest;methods for the organization to discourage hackers or intruders with similar;motives and suggest management, policy or technology controls to protect the;organization against similar attacks.;Your paper should describe the type of incident and the actors: personalities;motivations, and other contributing cultural or psychological characteristics.;You will find Module "Psychological Aspects of Cybersecurity" helpful;with this assignment. Link your analysis to previous readings, interactive;modules, and discussion topics, with appropriate citations.;At a minimum, the questions you must address are listed below;a. What descriptive labels might apply to this type of threat/incident?;b. Regarding the threat actors;What sort of people would go after this information?;Why would they want it?;What will/can they do with it?;How would they get it?;How would potential attackers be identified?;c. How would the organization try to discourage, or reduce the incentives that;could attract possible threat actors?;d. How would the organization protect against, or reduce damaging effects due;to attempted attacks?;Length 5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 8.;Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch;margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be;formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.;Papers must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section;headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list;of references, and page numbers. The page count begins with the introduction;and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should;first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline;should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings.;The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.


Paper#36473 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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