Inf 325 week 5 assignment



Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Final Paper


A Walk in the IT Director’s Shoes

The final assignment for this course is a Final Paper. The purpose of the Final Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course. The Final Paper represents 32% of the overall course grade.

Focus of the Final Paper

Assume you are an Information Technology Director for a small, growing firm and are tasked with developing an electronic resource security policy to deploy within your organization. The policy needs to protect the organization’s valuable electronic assets, but be flexible enough to accommodate employees as they go about executing their jobs and getting business done. It also needs to address communication and data security aspects such as remote data access, smartphone access, and internal electronic communications such as IM (instant messaging) and email.

**(Note that a policy is different from a plan. Be sure you address primarily the policy aspects of this task.).

In a minimum five page APA formatted paper (excluding title and reference pages) using the lecture, supplemental resources, and your own research, discuss the following elements.

  1. Discuss the differences between      ‘implementation’ and ‘policy’, and describe the importance of their      separation. 
  2. Using information from the      course, including the lectures and weekly reading, develop an outline of      your security policy which addresses the areas identified in the prompt.      Be as specific as possible. 
  3. Compare the policy differences      between users who work remotely or use wireless hotspots to users who work      on site in a traditional office environment. 
  4. Discuss how you would implement      your security policy within the organization, including how employees      would be apprised of the new policies. Be sure to explain which elements      are critical for a successful implementation of your policy
  5. Include a minimum of five      sources, one of which may be the textbook. Of these sources, three must be      from the Ashford Library or from IT industry standard periodicals.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be a minimum of five      double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) in length, and      formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.
  2. Must include a title page with      the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory      paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the      paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that      reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Include a minimum of five      sources which may include the text. Of these sources, three must be from      the Ashford Library or from IT industry standard periodicals.
  7. Must document all sources in      APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate      reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the      Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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