failed penetration testing effort
Assignment: due week 6 and worth 50 points:
below is a guideline not a template. The guidelines are suggestions not absolutes, each case is different, as are each topic.
Research the web and find an appropriate incident related to either a successful or failed penetration testing effort, or a successful or unsuccessful hacking attempt against an organization, business or government facility. Lay out the details of the case and provide your analysis of what was done and why, and speculate on what should have been done, or could have been done differently. As part of your analysis, you can speculate on what you might have done to change the outcome of your particular case. Draw specific lessons from the case and possible recommendations for future situations.
note: I have chosen the recent hacking attack on the major credit bureau EQUIFAX as my case study!
Write a paper of five (5) pages in which you:
1- Research the web and identify a case study with an appropriate situation related to penetration testing or hacking for or against a business, organization, or government facility.
2- Lay out the case details and provide your analysis of what was done and why, the results of the effort, the specific threats and vulnerabilities, and what mitigation was attempted or should have been attempted.
3- You may speculate on what actions you might have taken in a similar situation as part of your analysis.
4- Draw specific lessons and recommendations from your analysis of the case as part of the conclusion and have a strong concluding paragraph. Be sure to revise your introduction to reflect what the paper accomplished once you finish your first draft.
5- Use no less than five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Note: The above are guidelines, they are not questions to be answered like an exam. Think through your paper so you have a clear idea of your lessons and takeaway, and outline your paper as you research, and before you begin writing. Review the outline and your writing and make adjustments as needed as new ideas are laid out, and assure your introduction, body, and conclusion work as one.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format.
Papers will be submitted through SafeAssign and Turnitin and will show up when you submit a paper that has been submitted and graded in the past. Any plagiarism attempt will be reported following the rules and regulation of the university.