Discuss, in 500 words, how you would advise your current employer to use encryption to reduce the vulnerabilities of their data at rest, in use, and in transit (or in motion). Identify at what points you think their data is at the highest risk. Consider where the data is when it at rest, in transit, or in use and the potential vulnerabilities associated with each of those locations
Cite your sources. Do not copy. Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format.
Reply to two classmates’ posting in a paragraph of at least five sentences by asking questions, reflecting on your own experience, challenging assumptions, pointing out something new you learned, offering suggestions. You should make your initial post by Thursday evening so your classmates have an opportunity to respond before Sunday.at midnight when all three posts are due.
It is important that you use your own words, that you cite your sources, that you comply with the instructions regarding length of your post and that you reply to two classmates in a substantive way (not ‘nice post’ or the like). Your goal is to help your colleagues write better. Do not use spinbot or other word replacement software. It usually results in nonsense and is not a good way to learn anything. Please do not use attachments unless requested.
Please use my prompts as a starting point for your discussion posts. What I am looking for is for each student to find something different to say not to recycle the same pablum. This is a graduate program so simply writing definitions is not what we are after. Use your higher order cognitive skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, etc). A solution is to find something that happened at work to explore and write about (You could, for example, explore the ransomware attack that happened at one student’s office. His solution was to encrypt the data but is that really a protection against that sort of attack? And, how did they get hacked, anyway? I wanted to know as soon as I read it ). You could also find something at work that you want to know more about and explore that. Or, maybe, something specific in your reading or in the news attracts your eye. For example, the Russian hacking of election systems or the Chinese hack of the US navy. Lately, I’ve been intrigued by stories of people hacking the hackers. Find something that makes you want to do the research and writing.