Information Security White
Watch the Information Technology Security for Small
Businessesvideo from the National Institutes of Standards and
Then write an information security white paper that can be used to market
your firm’s security consulting services to small businesses in the Washington,
DC, area. Your white paper must:
Be concise—no more than three pages long.
Provide a general explanation of the business need
for information security (protection measures) even in the smallest of
businesses (e.g., protect against loss of profit, damage to company’s
reputation, costs of litigation, etc.).
Explain information security threats and
vulnerabilities in plain English to small business owners who, while experts in
their own business areas, have limited knowledge of computers, networks, and
Explain the following key concepts as part of the
threats and vulnerabilities discussion:
Recommend technologies, processes, and policies
that can be used to solve or mitigate one of the following common information
Discuss the impact or results that can be expected:
Remember to present your white paper and cite your sources in APA format and
use only authoritative/scholarly sources such as journal articles, books,
government documents, and other industry publications (e.g., trade journals or
magazines for health care or security professionals). The title page and list
of references are not included in the required page count.