You will need to browse through this list of top professional organizations related to the IT industry which grant specific certifications: • Association of Computer Engineers and the Association of Computer Engineers and Technicians (ACE – ACET). No date. ACE – ACET. https://www.ace-acet.org/ • Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI). No date. No title. https://www.bicsi.org/ • CompTIA. No date. No title. https://www.comptia.org/ • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC). No date. GIAC Certifications: The Highest Standard in Cyber Security Certifications. http://www.giac.org/ • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). No date. No title. http://www.iapp.org/ • The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. No date. No title. www.isc2.org • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). No date. No title. http://www.isaca.org/ • The Open Group. No date. The Open Group: Making Standards Work. http://www.opengroup.org/ • Project Management Institute (PMI). No date. No title. https://www.pmi.org/ Please respond to the following in a substantive post (3/4–1-page): • Select three of these organizations that are most relevant to your Software Engineering goals. • Explain the purpose and focus of your three selected organizations. • Describe how joining and participating in these three organizations could help you begin your career as a Software Engineering. Be sure to provide full citations and references
1. What are the principal problems with multi-tier software architectures? Explain how a microservices architecture helps with these problems. 2. Imagine that your software includes a feature that can automatically create a contents list for a document or book. Propose tests that you might develop to test this feature. It is described by the following user stories: ***As a user, I want to automatically create a contents list for my document that includes all of the headings that I have marked up in my text. ***As a user, I want to be able to identify elements of a contents list and mark these up at different levels. 3. Explain how the use of Git and a shared public Git repository simplifies the process of managing open-source development when many developers may be working on the same code. Justify your response.
This week was all about project management. We looked at the goals and objectives of project management, project phases, and life cycles and scheduling. Use the Internet or Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library to do research on the difficulties of project management success. Find an example of how a project failed miserably and an example of how a project succeeded. Share one example of each. Then answer the question: Why is it important for you as a business professional in your chosen field to know project management?
Overview This is the fifth and final course project deliverable in the series of five sequential assignments in this course. You are continuing on in your role as the CTO of a hypothetical e-commerce start-up company of your design. You are now in the final stage of the project plan development. You will leverage all previous deliverables and integrate them into one document that will serve as the project’s statement of work. Your goal is for the start-up company’s executive team and the venture capital group to approve and fund your project. The detailed project plan is necessary to accomplish the monumental implementation task. The executive team and investors, however, are only interested in an executive summary in the form of a 10–15-slide PowerPoint presentation. As a result, you are required to create a compelling PowerPoint presentation, supported by the detail in your project plan, which convinces the executive group that your solution is optimal. This assignment consists of three parts: Part 1: Comprehensive Project Plan You will create an 8–10-page final comprehensive project plan. This document will distill down the most salient points from each of the four previous course deliverables into one integrated, cohesive comprehensive project plan that persuades investors of the recommended approach. **Critical Note: Do NOT simply combine the previous four assignments into one 30–50-page document. Instead, your task is to: -Review each of the four previous assignments. -Select the most critical information from each that investors need to know to make an informed investment decision. -Summarize the information you selected. -Ensure that the selected information flows from one section to the next in a cohesive and compelling fashion. Part 2: Executive Presentation You will create a 10–15-slide compelling executive presentation that convinces the start-up company’s executive team and potential investors to invest in the company. Your recommended solution is the one that can grow this $5 million dollar e-commerce start-up company into a $30 million dollar company within the next two years. Part 3: Updated Final Gantt Chart You will use Microsoft Project to update the supporting project Gantt chart begun in your first course project deliverable. *You are not creating a new Gantt chart, only updating the one you created in the previous assignment to produce the final project Gantt chart to include all major and minor tasks necessary to execute the project. Note: *You are to create or assume all necessary assumptions to successfully complete this assignment. *You must submit all three parts as separate files to the assignment area. Label each file name according to the appropriate part. Instructions Part 1: Comprehensive Project Plan You are to write a comprehensive 8–10-page comprehensive, final project plan in which you: 1. Describe the project’s goals, objectives, scope, and control measures. 2. Relate the value of the proposed solution to the competitive advantage that information technology will afford the e-commerce company. 3. Provide a rough estimate of the entire project’s cost, including hardware, software, and labor. *The work you did to create the bill of materials in the fourth course project deliverable will help you with this. 4. Use three sources to support your writing. *Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. *Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. *Access the library or review library guides for help with research, writing, and citation. Part 2: Executive Presentation You are to create a 10–15-slide executive PowerPoint presentation to persuade potential investors to invest in your e-commerce start-up company. In your presentation you are to: 5. Illustrate the concepts from your 8–10-page comprehensive project plan in an executive presentation. 6. Create bulleted speaking notes to the executive board in the Notes section of your PowerPoint presentation. Note: *Create or assume any fictitious names, data, or scenarios that have not been established in this assignment for a realistic flow of communication. *Consider including images, graphics, charts, tables, etc. in your presentation to increase audience engagement. Part 3: Updated Gantt Chart Use Microsoft Project to update the previous Gantt chart to produce the final project Gantt chart to include all major and minor tasks necessary to execute the project. Formatting 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Note the following: Comprehensive Project Plan *The preferred method is for this portion of your assignment to be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. *Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. *Include a source list page. Citations and references must follow SWS format. The source list page is not included in the required page length. Executive Presentation *Use a readable size font (24 points or above) on your slides. For your slide notes, the preferred method is to use Times New Roman font (size 12), single-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. *Include a title slide containing the assignment title, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required number of slides. *Include a source list slide.
For the purpose of this discussion, assume you are a newly minted Chief Information Officer (CIO) at an organization. The company you have joined does not have a history of adhering to project management best practices. Please respond substantively to the following (3/4–1-page): Recommend to your Chief Executive Officer (CEO) a strategy and process to develop project management standards for the organization even though it has been operating without these types of standards in the past. Explain the main reasons that the strategy and process you are recommending will be effective.
IV. Conclusion: Summarize the project needs in your project risk and mitigation proposal for your stakeholders. What are the most important pieces of information to take away? V. Communication: Your risk mitigation email memo attachments will be evaluated based on the following elements: A. Develop email communication in a clear and professional way, using language appropriate for the audience of stakeholders. B. Attach supporting documentation to aid in the communication of your mitigation strategy. I cannot access the gnatt chart or the excel sheet for this assignment
You must submit a Research Paper Outline by the end of Week 3 of the
course. Your outline will use the topic approved by the professor in
Week 2. Your outline should include the standard sections outlined in
APA 6th edition style guide (Cover Page, body of outline).
Your outline should have standard section headings (Introduction,
Discussion, Analysis, Conclusion) and your outline should lay out a
thesis / theme statement as part of your Introduction. The outline
should also lay out the key points you will use to support your thesis /
theme statement as part of your Discussion / Analysis, providing a key
point underpinned by 3-4 brief bullets / sentences that describe the
point you will be making. Your Conclusion section should list the key
summary points that you will make. The intent of the Outline assignment
is to organize your key thoughts so that you can write a coherent,
supportive, and linked paper that carries the thesis / theme statement
through a critical analysis of your topic. Your Research Paper
References will be submitted in a separate assignment. See the Writing
Expectations contained in the Policies section of the Syllabus for
additional guidance. There is also an exemplar provided with the
Assignment instructions for your review.
Failure to understand what drives customer demand in the cybersecurity market can result in a quick trip to bankruptcy court or a forced sale of a company. For this reason, product developers, service providers, and other types of vendors (e.g. resellers, systems developers, federal or state contractors, etc.) need to understand what drives current and future customer demands and requirements for technologies, products, and services. Once the relevant market factors are identified, companies can develop strategies for meeting current and future demands for products and services — figuring out what customers want to buy and then providing it at a profit.
One of the most commonly used sets of market factors is referred to as PEST. The four factors in this set are:
Political-Legal factors (e.g. laws & regulations — consider both current and proposed, cybercrime, cyber terrorism)
Economic factors (e.g. fines for non-compliance with laws or regulations, availability of trained workforce, profitability of purchasers, availability of venture capital or credit for business startups)
Socio-cultural factors (privacy concerns, pervasiveness of computers and digital devices, digital divide, “hacker” culture)
Technological factors (product lifecycles, cloud computing, Internet of Things, etc.)
In this activity, you will explore the 4 PEST factors. Look for information that explains why a company must identify and assess the impact these factors have or will have on the demand for IT security solutions (products or services). (Hint: GDPR is having a significant impact on two factors — political-legal and economic — for companies that do business in Europe.)
Present your findings in a 3 to 5 paragraph briefing paper. Your audience is a group of technical and non technical managers who are attending a monthly meeting to learn more about the cybersecurity / IT Security Industry.
Post your briefing paper as a reply to this topic. Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your posting.
The CISO’s office at your selected e-Commerce company (from Project 2, see attached) has invited you to present an analysis of how threat intelligence products and services obtained from external sources can be used to improve the company’s risk management efforts.
Your presentation will be given as part of a panel discussion at the CISO’s monthly meeting with executives and managers. The CISO sponsors these panels to help staff members learn more about cybersecurity products and services and the vendors from which these capabilities can be purchased.
To prepare for your presentation, you must write a 3 to 5 paragraph briefing statement in which you summarize your analysis. This will be reviewed by the CISO before you give your presentation. Your briefing statement must provide:
1. An introduction to the topic that provides a brief overview of threat intelligence in general (how the term is defined / used) and how it can be used to support the risk management process (e.g. risk identification, risk mitigation strategies, etc.)
2. Provide examples (backed up by citations to readings) of externally developed cyber threat intelligence which could be used to support the company’s risk management efforts. You should consider cyberthreat intelligence services from both commercial providers and the ISAC cooperatives.
3. Provide a summary & conclusions section in which you state your opinion as to which providers would be the best sources of cyberthreat intelligence for the company.
Post your briefing statement as a reply to this topic. Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your posting.
This is not an essay, this is creating & editing a Data Classification Policy.
Instructions: You are expected to research and author a Data Classification Policy. This policy identifies different levels of information and the level of security that should be applied to each.
A new edited data classification policy is needed. Please let me know if you can help me with it. Thanks.
Feedback from previously submitted Data Classification Policy:
A Data Classification policy is a comprehensive plan used to categorize a company’s stored information based on its sensitivity level, ensuring proper handling and lowering organizational risk.
Your Policy should include Roles and Responsibilities (p.113) and data classifications which are unique to an organization but always define data sensitivity level. Examples of classifications are Confidential, Restricted, Internal Use Only, Public.
Note: Textbook and the policy are attached.