Assignment 2: Hacking the AIS
Due Week 4 and worth 240 points
In today’s technology environment, hackers present a substantial risk to a firm’s accounting or business system. As the result of these attacks, firms suffer huge losses, ranging from financial losses to losses in confidence by consumers, creditors, and suppliers. Firms may have made a significant investment in financial and non-financial resources to secure these systems.
For this assignment, research the Internet or Strayer databases and select a company whose database systems have been hacked.
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
- Based on the information you researched, evaluate the level of responsibility of the company in terms of the effectiveness of the response to the security breach. Provide support for your rationale.
- Imagine that the company that you researched uses a third-party accounting system. Assess the level of responsibility of the software provider to both the business and its clients. Provide support for your rationale.
- Create an argument for additional regulation as a preventative measure against businesses being hacked. Provide support for your arguments
- Provide at least three (3) recommendations for businesses to secure their systems and assets from hackers. Provide support for your recommendation.
- Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.