Technology Evaluation Study Plan

Technology Evaluation Study Plan – Detailed Assignment Description

Choose one of the student-written Technology Selection papers from the list posted by your instructor in the Week 7 conference.

Read your chosen Technology Selection paper to learn more about the selected technology. Next, consider what type of formal evaluation study could be used to learn more about this technology and how it is likely to interact with people, processes, and technologies. Then, design a formal evaluation study which could be used to obtain more information about one or more of the following:

    • characteristics (features and capabilities) of the technology
    • interactions among technologies, people, environments, and processes (use cases or scenarios)
    • risks or vulnerabilities associated with adoption of this technology
    • costs and benefits associated with adoption of this technology

Choose Your Evaluation Method

Your evaluation study design must use one of the following:

    • Case Study
    • Delphi Study (panel of subject matter experts)
    • Quasi-Experiment (e.g. penetration testing or pilot testing in a controlled environment)
    • Pilot Implementation (in a demonstration environment)

See theTechnology Evaluation Methods module in the Week 2 conference for detailed descriptions of each of these types of evaluation methods.

Design Your Study

Identify the specific questions that your formal evaluation study will address. These questions must be security-focused (review the Pillars of Information Security and Pillars of Information Assurance for ideas). Your design should include a description of the specific security issues which will be tested or security capabilities which will be evaluated. Use standard terminology when writing about security issues (see the rubric).

Develop Your Evaluation Study Plan

Use your study design to prepare a high-level plan for your evaluation study. Your plan must include the following:

    • Introduction
      • description of the emerging technology and justification for including it in an evaluation study
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