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Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: Explain in your own words the elements of the following methods of access control: Mandatory access control (MAC) Discretionary access control (DAC) Role-based access control (RBAC)

Assignment 3Evaluating Access Control Methods

Due Week 6 and worth 100 points

Imagine you are an Information Systems Security Specialist for a medium-sized federal government contractor. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is worried that the organization’s current methods of access control are no longer sufficient. In order to evaluate the different methods of access control, the CSO requested that you research: mandatory access control (MAC), discretionary access control (DAC), and role-based access control (RBAC). Then, prepare a report addressing positive and negative aspects of each access control method. This information will be presented to the Board of Directors at their next meeting. Further, the CSO would like your help in determining the best access control method for the organization.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Explain in your own words the elements of the following methods of access control:
    1. Mandatory access control (MAC)
    2. Discretionary access control (DAC)
    3. Role-based access control (RBAC)
  2. Compare and contrast the positive and negative aspects of employing a MAC, DAC, and RBAC.
  3. Suggest methods to mitigate the negative aspects for MAC, DAC, and RBAC.
  4. Evaluate the use of MAC, DAC, and RBAC methods in the organization and recommend the best method for the organization. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Speculate on the foreseen challenge(s) when the organization applies the method you chose.  Suggest a strategy to address such challenge(s).
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze information security systems compliance requirements within the User Domain.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in security strategy and policy formation.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to information technology audit and control using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Prepare a segmented income statement in good format. Compute the number of performances required to break even for each concert. These are separate computations for each dance concert.

The Annie Smith Dance Center

The Director of Annie Smith Dance Center is asking for assistance with the financial aspects of running a professional group of performers. She wants financial information presented in an easy to read format and a better understand of the profitability of the concerts and the organization as a whole.

The Annie Smith professional group features four dance concerts each year. Three of the dance concerts showcase a different genre. The fourth performance is a Christmas Spectacular, which is the most popular dance concert and is therefore scheduled every year. Ms. Smith has tentatively scheduled the following four dance concerts for the coming season. The schedule below shows the type and number of performances and direct cost per type of concert. Examples of direct fixed costs are costumes, rehearsals, royalties, guest artist fees, choreography, and salaries of production staff, music, and wardrobe for each of the four concerts.

Descriptions Number of Performances Cost per Dance Concert (direct fixed costs)
Hip Hop Concert 10 $45,000
Jazz and Tap Dance 5 88,000
Modern Dance 10 95,000
Christmas Spectacular 20 25,000

$253,000
Additional costs:

Variable costs associated with each performance are shown below.

Musicians $7,500
Rental of auditorium 2,500
Dancers’ compensation 7,000
General administrative and operating costs for the dance center are:

Administrative staff $185,000
Insurance 25,000
Marketing 215,000
General office expenses 90,000
Lower Orchestra Section (A) Upper Orchestra Section (B)
Descriptions No. of Seats Ticket Price Tickets Sold per Performance No. of Seats Ticket Price Tickets Sold per Performance
Hip Hop Performance 150 $85 100% 450 $50 90%
Jazz and Tap Dance 150 $85 100% 450 $50 60%
Modern Dance 150 $85 100% 450 $50 95%
Christmas Spectacular 150 $125 100% 450 $50 100%
Required:

Computations (use Excel)

Summarize key financial information in a table as shown below.
Title
Name of Dance Concert Revenues/Performance Variable Costs/Performance Contribution Margin/Performance Total Contribution/Type of Dance Concert Direct Fixed Costs Segment Margin/Type of Concert
1.
2.
3.
4.
Total
Prepare a segmented income statement in good format.
Compute the number of performances required to break even for each concert. These are separate computations for each dance concert.
Compute break even for the organization as a whole and express the result in revenues instead of the number of performances.
Ms. Smith wants to performance group to show at least $150,000 in operating profit. What level of revenues does the performance group need to achieve to meet this goal?
Give a recommendation about changes Ms. Smith can make to achieve the target profit. Support your idea with computations.
Memo (use Word)

Write a four or five paragraph memo to the owner of the dance center to assist her in interpreting the financial analysis. Start with an introduction and end with a recommendation. Each of the four or five paragraphs should have a heading.

Short Essay (use Word)

Start with an introduction and end with a summary or conclusion. Use headings.

What are some shortcomings of multi-product even analysis?
How does demand and resource constraints affect this type of analysis.
Assignment Expectations
Each submission should include two files: (1) An Excel file; and (2) A Word document. The Word document shows the memo first and short essay last. Assume a knowledgeable business audience and use required format and length. Individuals in business are busy and want information presented in an organized and concise manner.

Write an essay of 250-500 words that answers the question with supporting details, quotes, and paraphrased statements from the movie. This is not a review of the movie, but an observation of the communication styles of the people in the movie.

Choose a movie that you have not previously seen from the following list: Mi FamiliaMy Big Fat Greek WeddingI Am Sam, or Amistad. Watch the movie with this question in mind: What do people say and do that communicates in ways different from the way I do?

Write an essay of 250-500 words that answers the question with supporting details, quotes, and paraphrased statements from the movie. This is not a review of the movie, but an observation of the communication styles of the people in the movie.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

MUST PASS TURN IT IN WITH LESS THAN 10%

Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes. Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this technology.

Gene technology carries with it social and ethical implications—many of which engender personal views and discussion.

Select one (1) of the following biotechnology topics to write about:

  • Genetically modified crop plants

Write a four to six (4 to 6) page paper on your chosen topic.  Organize your paper into sections corresponding to the following requirements:

  1. Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes. Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this technology.
  2. Social and ethical implications. Without disclosing your personal view about this technology, provide an analysis of its social and ethical implications. State the ethical concerns apparent in the use of this technology. Discuss the benefits and risks. Your goal in this section is to look at all sides of the issue. In the next section, you will give your opinion.
  3. Personal viewpoint. In the previous section, your goal was to be as objective as possible, to look at all sides of the issues. In this section, your goals are to give a personal opinion about the technology and provide a justification of that opinion.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment, in addition to the course text. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of in-text citations to credit your sources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine DNA structure, and function, gene expression, and control.
  • Discuss the various applications of genomics and biotechnology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in biology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing mechanics.

Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation analyzing the formation of habits using behavioral and social-cognitive approaches. Your presentation should cover the following areas: Analyze one of your habits. How did you develop this habit? Were there role models for this habit? Which people influenced the adoption of this habit?

Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation analyzing the formation of habits using behavioral and social-cognitive approaches. Your presentation should cover the following areas:

  • Analyze one of your habits. How did you develop this habit? Were there role models for this habit? Which people influenced the adoption of this habit?
  • Why do you continue it? Has there been a time when you have attempted to break this habit?
  • Use the behavioral personality theory to explain why you have this habit.
  • Describe components of social-cognitive theory that explain why the habit formed.
  • Develop a plan that applies operant conditioning to change this habit.
  • Between the behavioral and social-cognitive theories, which one do you find best explains your personality?

Include detailed speaker notes on each slide, along with title and reference slides.

Provide 3 to 4 references.

Format any citations in your presentation according to APA guidelines.

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Prepare: The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following list: adult illiteracy, funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools, minimum wage, oceans desertification, overcoming the digital divide, refugee (escaping persecution, war, or death) crises, species extinctions (modern), tax havens, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), universal statement of human rights (pick one), airport security, or wealth disparity. Review this GEN499 Sample Final Paper Guide for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment.

Please let me know if you need anything else. Topic Minimun Wage. Argumentative Essay. Please dont forget the citations and quotes.

 

Global Societal Problem, Argument and Solution

Prepare: The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following list: adult illiteracy, funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools, minimum wage, oceans desertification, overcoming the digital divide, refugee (escaping persecution, war, or death) crises, species extinctions (modern), tax havens, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), universal statement of human rights (pick one), airport security, or wealth disparity. Review this GEN499 Sample Final Paper Guide for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment.

Reflect: Based on the topic that you have chosen, you will need to use critical thinking skills to thoroughly understand how this topic can be a global societal problem and determine some logical solution(s) to the problem.

Write: This Final Argumentative Essay will present research relating the critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment, you need to address the following items in separate sections with new headings for each:

  • Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph and conclude with a thesis statement that states your proposed solution(s) to the problem. For guidance on how to construct a good introduction paragraph, please review the Introduction Paragraph Guideline.
  • Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence. Show why this is a societal problem, and provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.
  • Construct an argument supporting your proposed solution(s). Be sure to consider multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution. Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Do this by discussing the validity, reliability, and any biases; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution. Be sure to provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution, and explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. It’s important to consider all of society.
  • Develop a conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the essay, starting with rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of the topic and how they support your argument. For guidance on how to write a good conclusion paragraph, please review the Conclusion Paragraph Guideline.

The Final Argumentative Essay

  • Must be 3,300 – 3,900 words in length (approximately between 10 – 12 pages; excluding title and reference pages)

 

Identify both the key issues and the underlying issues. In identifying the issues, you should be able to connect them to the HR principles which apply to this situation.

You will need th book Managing Human Resources. Dessler, G. (2013). Human Resource Management (13th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc.

 

 

 

 

For this assignment, we will focus on the case “Salary Inequities at Acme Manufacturing” in the text.

A case study is a short description of a real business situation. Analyzing case studies gives you the opportunity to apply those concepts to real business problems. Cases are generally written for several types of analysis. Usually, there is not a “ right or wrong”” answer. Rather, cases provide a vehicle for you to demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply course concepts. You must use appropriate sources (properly cited) to support your position. Check your analysis by assessing how well it demonstrates your HR knowledge. If your answer relies on your impressions of HR prior to taking this course, it is likely that the analysis is not your best effort.

Simply answering the questions which are part of the case is not enough; consider the questions to be clues to the important concepts and facts. You are strongly encouraged to use the following outline so that your analysis is organized appropriately:

  • Identify both the key issues and the underlying issues. In identifying the issues, you should be able to connect them to the HR principles which apply to this situation.
  • Discuss the facts which affect these issues. The case may have too much information. In your discussion, you should filter the information and discuss those facts which are pertinent to the issues identified above.
  • Discuss your tentative solution to the problem and how you would implement your solution. What actions would you propose to correct the situation, based on the knowledge you have gained in this course? Be sure to support your recommendation by citing references in the text and in the supplementary readings. You should also draw on other references such as business periodicals and HR journals. Remember that an ANALYSIS is more than simply a SUMMARY of the Case Study.
  • Discuss follow-up and contingency plans. How will the organization know that your proposed solution is working? What should they do if it does not work?

It may be helpful for you to “role-play” this assignment. Consider yourself to be the HR Manager, charged with developing a presentation for the CEO. Your presentation should cover the points listed above. By “role-playing” the situation, using the questions at the end of the case as hints, and by using this guide, you should be able to develop an action-oriented analysis with a recommended course of action. Your analysis of the case study should be a minimum of 4 pages written in APA style and is due at the end of this module.

Cyber Security is not a new issue. In fact, there has always been opportunistic people. Since the Internet was opened publically years ago, security of the Internet was no longer possible. With all the recent hacks security is still not seen by some as essential. Describe systems at risk, data breaches, the need for disaster recovery, and how data centers fit into this equation. ·

The Term Project assignment offers the opportunity to explore/research a specific topic in computer systems in-depth, and present your findings in the form of a written report. Your term project must be 3-4 pages including a cover page. This assignment must follow APA style and will be submitted in two installments:In this module, you will select a topic for your Term Project. You can select from one of the following five topics on computer systems.

· LiFi as a new emerging network (You can focus on any aspect of this new technology, ie. benefits, comparison to existing technology, etc…). ·

· New emerging technology in Computer Architecture (Processors, processing power, etc…). ·

· Information Systems, roles in society, importance in organizations and how IS will assist new fields (i.e. data analytics). ·

· Cyber Security is not a new issue. In fact, there has always been opportunistic people. Since the Internet was opened publically years ago, security of the Internet was no longer possible. With all the recent hacks security is still not seen by some as essential. Describe systems at risk, data breaches, the need for disaster recovery, and how data centers fit into this equation. ·

· Integration of technology is a new and exciting thing. Discuss how design and implementation is important and how to apply it to a new developing system.·

· The topic selected should include a comprehensive assessment of basics of computers, the role in which they play, and the needs of an organization and/or person.

Create a 2,100-word report analyzing the relationship between these concepts or topics: Analyze the role of innovation in executing change strategies. Assess managing diversity in the workplace.

Purpose of Assignment

The business environment is continuously evolving with the integration of new management trends developed to create opportunity and respond to challenges. Innovation often challenges the status quo of organizations and change agents in an organization must become intrapreneurs to meet those challenges.

You have been tasked to communicate to the VP of Human Resources about the need to prepare current staff for a more diverse workforce as a result of opening a new office in Miami, FL. This geographical area is known for its cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity in comparison to the company’s office in Topeka, KS.

Assignment Steps

Create a 2,100-word report analyzing the relationship between these concepts or topics:

Analyze the role of innovation in executing change strategies.
Assess managing diversity in the workplace.
Examine how technology facilitates the implementation of change in today’s workforce.
Explain how the workforce in the company will benefit from welcoming an inclusive and more diverse group of coworkers.
Explain the benefits and the opportunity that a more diverse workforce will create.
Include at least five peer-reviewed references.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.