Compose a brief assignment (500 to 800 words, approximately 2 to 3 pages) about cybersecurity in the workplace. Below are a few prompts to help you focus your assignment. (Do not try to discuss all of these topics. Choose one or two that interest you.)
Why do companies conduct cybersecurity risk assessments? What do they find out from these assessments?
Why should companies increase cybersecurity awareness among their employees? How can they do this?
What are the benefits of regularly updating applications (apps), of password control, and of VPNs?
What are the benefits to a company and to individual employees of creating a culture of cybersecurity, where employees continue to use best practices outside of the office?
What cybersecurity risks occur when employees bring their own devices to work? How can companies mitigate these risks?
What are some resources to help people remain aware of cybersecurity threats and best practices?
Your assignment should:
Cover the topic completely and accurately. Use what you have learned about critical thinking to provide reasons or evidence for your statements.
Credit all sources you used to complete your assignment. You will not be graded in this assignment on the details of citation style, but it is important that you indicate to the best of your ability when you have used information from an outside source.
Check to make sure your paper is well organized and clearly written, with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Grading criteria Treatment of assignment topic(s) You explain the chosen topic(s) completely and accurately, illuminating one or more aspects of cybersecurity in the workplace and providing compelling reasons for your assertions. You explain the chosen topic(s) competently and appropriately, explaining an aspect of cybersecurity in the workplace and providing adequate reasons for your assertions. You explain the chosen topic(s) incompletely, ambiguously discussing an aspect of cybersecurity in the workplace and providing scant reasons for your assertions. You explain the chosen topic(s) ineffectively, inappropriately or inaccurately discussing an aspect of cybersecurity in the workplace and providing few (if any) reasons for your assertions. null
Crediting of sources You clearly credit all outside sources used to complete your assignment. You consistently credit outside sources used to complete your assignment. You inconsistently credit outside sources used to complete your assignment. You inadequately credit outside sources used to complete your assignment or do not credit most sources. null
Organization You lucidly organize material into well-formed paragraphs and arrange ideas logically to support the purpose of the paper; your writing is fluid with an explicit focus and sensible structure. You logically organize material into well-formed paragraphs; your writing has focus and structure. You loosely organize material and provide limited supporting detail; your writing is somewhat disjointed and disorganized. You incoherently organize material, often impairing the reader’s ability to comprehend it; significant details are missing or irrelevant; your writing is completely disjointed and lacks correct form and structure. null
Mechanics You write in complete, well-constructed sentences with faultless grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; writing is sharp, coherent, and demonstrates sophisticated clarity. You write in complete sentences with mostly correct grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; minor errors may exist but do not compromise meaning. You write in unclear sentences with significant errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling that may compromise meaning. You write in incomplete, incomprehensible sentences filled with serious errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, or spelling.