Impact of Legislation on Organization

Impact of Legislation on Organization Learning Objective – At the completion of this project students should 1) be familiar with current cyber legislation (passed and proposed), 2) be able to discuss your selected organization’s information security program, and 3) be able to discuss the impacts of cyber legislation on the information security program. Media – Students will use information contained in the May 2011 Cyber Security Legislative Proposal and the proposed Cyber Security Act of 2012. Deliverable – Your research paper should be at least four full pages, single spaced, 1-inch margins, New Times Roman 12-Pitch font, include a cover page (names, course number, date, title of paper) and a reference page. Cover page & reference page are not included in the four-page minimum. Papers not meeting the four full-page minimum will lose points. You must have at least three (5) scholarly sources, correctly formatted per APA guidelines. Detailed Description of Learning Activity – 1. Review the May 2011 Cyber Security Legislative Proposal and the proposed Cyber Security Act of 2012. 2. Review the selected organization’s information security program. 3. Select three (3) to five (5) points of analysis from the proposal and act (#1 above). Your points of analysis must be specific items from the legislative proposal or the legislation, which if became law, would impose cyber security requirements on the federal agency. 4. Research the impacts of your selections from #3 above against the VA information security program. 5. Write your research paper. At a minimum, the paper should include: a. An introduction that includes the purpose of your paper and describing your selected organization’s mission, b. The Points of Analysis section that describes your points and why you picked them, c. The Analysis section relating your Points of Analysis with your research and the selected organization’s information security program, and d. A conclusion that summarizes what you wrote. 6. Use Spell and Grammar Checker before submitting. It is also a good idea to have someone else read your paper. You should also review the below grading rubric to ensure you have all the graded components. 7. USING THE ATTACHED TEMPLATE IS MANDATORY. You will earn zero points if you do not use the template. Do not modify the template. Points Breakdown Introduction – 5 points a. The writer introduces the topic and its relevance to (1) the discipline and (2) the chosen audience. The introduction lays groundwork for the direction of the assignment. b. Thesis or objective is clearly stated and appropriately focused. c. Main idea stands along with details. d. The title is appropriate and adequately describes the topic. Points of Analysis – 15 points a. The paper includes five (5) points of analysis. b. Ideas are clear, original, and focused. Main idea stands along with details. c. Sufficient information included. Information clearly relates to the main relates to the main thesis. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. d. Sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively relate to and support the thesis. e. Writer provides examples and quotes that answer the reader’s questions and add depth to the writer’s ideas. Conclusions – 10 points a. The writer makes succinct and precise conclusions based on the review of literature. b. Insights into the problem/topic are appropriate. The entire paper is summarized. c. Conclusions are strongly supported within the assignment. Research and Analysis – 50 points a. The writer covers the appropriate content in depth without being redundant. b. The writer cites sources when specific statements are made. c. The significance of quotes, when used, is apparent. d. The length is appropriate. e. Ideas are clear, original, and focused. Main idea stands out, along with details. f. Ideas in the assignment are compelling, even original; they are not self-evident. Clarity and Correctness of the Writing – 10 points a. The writing is clear and concise. b. There are less than 10 mistakes in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation. c. The writing does not ramble; the assignment is carefully written and edited. d. Less than 30% of the paper is comprised of direct quotes. Sources, Citations, and Proper APA Formatting – 10 points a. The writer includes at least three (5) citations in the body of the review. b. The references in the list match the in-text citations and all are properly cited in APA style. c. Numerous sources are cited. All sources are accurately documented. d. Accurately adheres to APA style in formatting, organization, and construction, including full review of relevant literature. e. There is consistent use of people-first, non-discriminatory language. f. The majority of sources are scholarly and cited correctly in both text and reference list. g. Personal opinions are delayed and stated succinctly in the conclusion.