Project #64441 - Corporate Governance for Information Systems Security

Assignment Overview

Based on the concepts provided in the module home page, we can say that IT corporate governance is necessary for enterprise risk management, for defensible management practices, and to establish a control position in a way that an organization can demonstrate prudence and is held accountable to shareholders, stakeholders, and regulators.

The following documents have a description of the principles of IT governance and information security governance both from a very practical and regulatory perspectives. In this case assignment, please read first the following reports:

ISACA (2012). COBIT Framework for IT Governance and Control. Available at http://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/cobit/Pages/Overview.aspx

IT_Governance_Institute (2008). Unlocking Value: An Executive Primer on the Critical Role of IT Governance. Available at http://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/Research/Documents/Unlocking-Value-VerPost-12Nov08-Research.pdf

Business_Software_Alliance. (n.d.). Information Security Governance: Toward a Framework for Action. Retrieved from the World Wide Web: http://www.bsa.org/country/Research%20and%20Statistics/~/media/BD05BC8FF0F04CBD9D76460B4BED0E67.ashx

Case Assignment

When you've read through the material noted above and other related material, please compose a short (3-4 pages without counting the cover and references) paper on the topic:

Why should organizations incorporate security into their governance efforts?

In preparing your paper, you may wish to think about the following issues:

  • What are the security governance principles?
  • Why should stakeholders be involved in IT governance?
  • How would you explain and recommend IT governance to managers
  • What is the role of IT security professionals in terms of governance?
  • Please make sure you address these questions and then integrate your thoughts into a well-organized answer to the primary question.

For writing help, refer to Trident University International guidelines http://support.trident.edu/files/Well-Written-Paper.pdf.

Assignment Expectations (50 points total)

Length: Follow the number of pages required in the assignment excluding cover page and references. Each page should have about 300 words.

Assignment-driven criteria (25 points): Demonstrates clear understanding of the subject and addresses all key elements of the assignment.

Critical thinking (10 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Shows analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of required material.

Scholarly writing (5 points): Demonstrates writing proficiency at the academic level of the course; addresses the Learning Outcomes of the assignment.

Quality of references (4 points) and assignment organization (3 points): Uses relevant and credible sources to support assertions. Assignment is well organized and follows the structure of a well-written paper.

Citing sources (3 points): Uses in-text citations and properly formats references in APA style.

Subject Computer
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/10/2015 12:00 am
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