Individual Assignment #1—Instructions

Individual Assignment #1—Instructions
IA#1 Cybercrime Law, Regulation, Effects on Innovation 

Course Objective: Research cybersecurity laws, regulations and legal concepts, and relate them to managerial decisions needed to protect national security.
Each student explores cybersecurity as a public good. 

Answer these questions:
1. How should government justify telling private industry how to set up or improve their cybersecurity? 
    •    Keeping the focus on national security concerns, clearly discuss the compelling sociopolitical reasons, motivations, or arguments for or against government intervention into private sector cybersecurity.
    •    Clearly discuss the methods of government intervention. That is, what authorities (such as laws, regulations and rules) give the executive or legislative representatives the right to regulate private industry?
    •    Describe real-world examples that help support your discussion.
2. Clearly discuss the impacts/effects, if any, on national security due to government regulation required to be implemented by private industry. 
    •    Clearly discuss effects on national security that might result from (a) failure to comply with related cyber regulations or requirements, (b) meeting only the minimum requirements, and (c) exceeding the minimum requirements. 
    •    Clearly discuss whether private industry now has a responsibility to protect national security through implementing good cybersecurity controls imposed by government regulation. 
    •    Describe real-world examples that help support your discussion.
Hint: First prepare an outline based on the questions asked in this assignment.  The outline is not submitted as part of the final report, but it should be used to help structure your TOC.  Also, the introduction should provide a brief preview for the reader, indicating what areas your research explored.  Do this for all your research papers, both the individual and the team projects.
 
Length 5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 2.
Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines. 
The paper must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list of references, and page numbers. The page count starts with the introduction and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings.  The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.
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