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Read the article titled, “Mobile Devices Will Be Biggest Business Security Threat in 2014”, located at http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5670-mobile-devices-will-be-biggest-business-security-threat-in-2014.html, and reference FIPS 140-2 Security Policy, located at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp1648.pdf. In addition, read the Sophos report titled, “Security Threat Report 2014”, located at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/medialibrary/PDFs/other/sophos-security-threat-report-2014.pdf.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report. 
  2. Analyze the major threats to mobile devices, and suggest at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Justify your response.
  3. Determine whether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Select one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, that you believe is the most alarming, and explain the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern. Suggest key strategies for mitigating the risk. Justify your response.
  5. 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:

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  • 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:

  • Define common and emerging security issues and management responsibilities.
  • Analyze the methods of managing, controlling, and mitigating security risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Explain access control methods and attacks.
  • Describe the applications and uses of cryptography and encryption.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in security management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about the theories of security management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

 

Points: 110

Case Study: Mobile Device Security and Other Threats

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Analyze the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report.

Partially analyzed the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report.

Satisfactorily analyzed the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report.

Thoroughly analyzed the emerging security threats presented within the “Security Threat Report 2014” report.

2. Analyze the major threats to mobile devices, and suggest at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Justify your response.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the major threats to mobile devices; did not submit or incompletely suggested at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.

Partially analyzed the major threats to mobile devices; partially suggested at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Partially justified your response.

Satisfactorily analyzed the major threats to mobile devices; satisfactorily suggested at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Satisfactorily justified your response.

Thoroughly analyzed the major threats to mobile devices; thoroughly suggested at least two (2) methods to mitigate the concerns and make the devices more secure from an organizational standpoint. Thoroughly justified your response.

3. Determine whether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determinedwhether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

Partially determined whether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles.Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily determinedwhether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles. Satisfactorilyprovided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly determinedwhether or not you believe that the mobile device threats are the most critical and disturbing of all of the security threats presented in the articles. Thoroughlyprovided a rationale for your response.

4. Select one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, that you believe is the most alarming, and explain the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern. Suggest key strategies for mitigating the risk. Justify your response.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely selected one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, that you believe is the most alarming; did not submit or incompletely explained the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern. Did not submit or incompletely suggested key strategies for mitigating the risk. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.

Partially selected one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, which you believe is the most alarming; partially explained the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern. Partially suggested key strategies for mitigating the risk. Partially justified your response.

Satisfactorily selected one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, which you believe is the most alarming; satisfactorily explained the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern.Satisfactorily suggested key strategies for mitigating the risk. Satisfactorily justified your response.

Thoroughly selected one (1) security threat, unrelated to mobile devices, which you believe is the most alarming; thoroughly explained the main reasons why you believe that the chosen threat warrants concern. Thoroughly suggested key strategies for mitigating the risk. Thoroughly justified your response.

5. 3 references 

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present