Information Security and Mitigations

Information Security and Mitigations

The protection of organizational and consumer data is an ever-evolving challenge for any business that maintains or handles such information. Responsibilities to protect data are inherent in all job roles and is a necessary requirement for the perseverance and livelihood of all organizations.

Select and conduct a case analysis on one of the data breaches mentioned in the article “Five of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever.”

After you’ve selected your case and reviewed the information, write a 3–5 page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and describe the data breach incident and the method used by the perpetrator to launch the attack (data breach).
  2. Provide details on the time frame of the attack. Specifically, detail when it started, when it was discovered by the organization, and when it was mitigated.
  3. Analyze how the data breach could have been prevented with the proper security controls in place.
  4. Identify the mitigations that the organization put in place to prevent a recurrence of the attack.
  5. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. The Strayer University Library has many excellent resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Implement cybersecurity controls and policies to protect an organization’s assets.
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