Research the topic of Information Security Management from quality sources and write research essay on the topic of: The Need for Information Security Management for Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) The research essay is an individual assignment. It is not part of the group’s work for the unit. The essay should not exceed 3500 words, including references. The essay should not be below 2900 words or exceed 3500 words (5% penalty will apply). Your research essay should explore four (4) topics among the ones listed below, focusing on the major relevant issues of the chosen topics. The research essay should describe and discuss the challenges in the introduction and implementation of information security regimes in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) compared against implementation in much larger organizations.
Student must discuss the following:- § Introduction § Justifying the need for sound Information Security Management in SMEs Then, choose four (4) topics among the following:- § Implementation of Information Security Frameworks § Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security Management § Governance issues in information security management § Physical security issues in information security § Compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Standards
NOTE: This is NOT an essay about what SMEs should do, but rather it’s a research based analysis of challenges they face in implementing ISM regimes in the security areas—topics— you will be discussing. You will therefore be marked as follows: For each topic, (i) describe the topic; (ii) discuss the major relevant issues relating to its implementation in SMEs with supporting evidence/references; (iii) against larger organization with supporting evidence/references. You must base your discussion on the work of credible and relevant authors – that means in-text citation and references must be provided. See page 14 for acceptable references.
You must produce a research essay based on the work of credible and relevant authors (not your opinion or gut-feeling about information security management). The research essay should be fully referenced. The essay is marked purely on content, so essays that simply try to make up the word limit but provide limited information will receive poor marks. Please format your document in font size 12, double line spacing and single column. You must submit the essay in PDF format to the unit coordinator through the LMS assignment submission system. So that your work doesn’t get mixed up with others’, use a filename that follows the convention: Unit code, trimester, year, assignment name, your last name, e.g., ICT380_TMA_2019_Research_Essay_Lastname
Acceptable references and appropriate referencing
§ Include appropriate citations throughout the paper and a list of references at the end, using APA style. See http://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/APA § Your paper should include a minimum of 14 references. § Only 4 of the references can be news articles, textbooks, websites such as CNET or government websites etc. otherwise all other references MUST be academic/scholarly. § Scholarly references can be found via Google Scholar or through Murdoch University Library Search (http://www.murdoch.edu.au/library/). § Published no earlier than 2009, unless you are adding a historical perspective. § Wikipedia and references from essay or assignment websites are NOT valid references. ZERO marks will be awarded (to the entire topic discussion) for use of such references. § Use your own words, correctly paraphrase your work – Paraphrasing & Referencing.doc. § Any part of your research essay that has been copied word-for-word (verbatim) from any source will NOT be marked, and may be reported as plagiarism. § NOTE: Plagiarism is not acceptable. Urkund will be used to report on potential plagiarism. Please note that, there is no minimum or maximum acceptable %. You should always correctly paraphrase and reference your work. § Find out more about how to reference properly and avoid plagiarism at, http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Study-succe…
Your Research Essay will be marked as per the Marking Guide below
Component Max marks Structure
Introduction and Justification
4 – Introduction – Justification
Coverage of the Topic 12 – Coverage of all four the topics – Detailed discussion with research support
2 – Effective conclusion
5 – References from 2009 onward – Minimum 14 references – Mostly academic/scholarly articles (e.g. journal articles and conference papers), – Only 4 can be from new articles or textbook – Correct use of APA references and APA in-text citation – APA style
Grammar, spelling 2 – Fluent correct grammar – Spell-checked and – Correctly punctuated TOTAL MARKS out of 25
The references cannot be before 2011. Means
must be 2011 or after. My lecturer typed that 2009 wrongly.
My lecturer asked to refer to this 2 sites if there’s anything needed
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