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Case Study 2: Information Security and the National Infrastructure
Due Week 3 and worth 50 points

Read the Infosecurity magazine article “Using Information Security to

Protect Critical National Infrastructure: Energy Sector is Hackers’

Biggest Target”, located at http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/2310/using-information-security-to-protect-critical-national-infrastructure-energy-sector-is-hackers-biggest-target-/.

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Explain in your own words the information security concerns that exist in protecting the United States’ national infrastructure.
  2. Describe
    why the author of the article says that oil and gas industries are
    prime targets for cyber criminals more than other infrastructures and
    state whether or not you agree and why.
  3. Conclude why there is a
    need to regulate SCADA and industrial control systems and why there is
    concern that this is not being dealt with appropriately.
  4. Use at
    least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
    and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be
    typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
    one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
    or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
    instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the
    assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
    and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
    the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the national infrastructure plan in the context of strategic targets.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in homeland security.
  • Write
    clearly and concisely about topics related to Homeland Security
    Organization and Administration using proper writing mechanics and
    technical style conventions.

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