Information Security in a World of Technology CIS 450

Information Security in a World of Technology

Write an essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be three sections, one for each item number below, as well as the introduction (heading is the title of the essay) and conclusion paragraphs. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) scholarly citations using APA citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

  1. The textbook discusses several education methods. Discuss each method with an example of how the method could be used in the organization. Then discuss how you will evaluate the method and learning.
  2. Healthcare continues to be a lucrative target for hackers with weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets, and phishing emails. Discuss how an organization can protect patients’ information through:
    • Security mechanisms
    • Administrative and Personnel Issues
    • Level of access
    • Handling and Disposal of Confidential Information
  3. You are providing education to staff on phishing and spam emails. Using the different educational methods discussed in Chapter 12:
    • Provide examples of how each method can be used
    • How will the method and learning be evaluated?

M5 Assignment UMBO – 5

M5 Assignment PLG – 3

M5 Assignment CLO – 2

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Also read: CIS 450 Module 6 Data-Based Changes Assignment

Instructions & SpecificationsSubmissionsRubric

Start by reading and following these instructions:
  1. Study the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.
  2. Consider the discussion and the any insights you gained from it.
  3. Review the assignment rubric and the specifications below to ensure that your response aligns with all assignment expectations.
  4. Create your assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, and check your spelling.
The following specifications are required for this assignment:

Length: 1500 words total for this assignment.

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment. All APA papers should include an introduction and conclusion. 

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a PDF document (.pdf)

Filename: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the module number (for example, “RHall Module1.docx”)

Module 5 Assignment Undergrad Simple Essay Rubric v1

Does Not Meet 0%
Approaches 60%
Meets 70%
Exceeds 100%
Criterion Score
Content Weight: 30%
0 points
Topic is inappropriate to assignment, inaccurate understanding of concepts, unclear and difficult to understand; does not address many assignment requirements. Information has weak or no connection to the assignment topic.

18 points
Topic is mostly covered and appropriate to assignment, but does not adequately demonstrate accurate understanding of concepts; mostly clear and understandable; lacks some of the requirements of the assignment description and/or provides little detail; Information relates to the main topic, but few details and/or examples are given.

21 points
Topic is covered completely and appropriate to assignment; overview of key concept dimensions is evident; clear and understandable; addresses all of the requirements of the assignment description, with adequate attention to detail.

30 points
In-depth coverage of topic; outstanding clarity and explanation of concepts demonstrated in information presented; approaches assignment with depth and breadth, without redundancy, using clear and focused details.

Score of Content Weight: 30%,/ 30
Organization Weight: 25%
0 points
Organization is confusing and interferes with reader’s ability to follow ideas. Weak or no introduction of topic or purpose is unclear, weak, or missing. Conclusion lacks a summary of topic, or is missing or irrelevant.

15 points
Ideas are sometimes disorganized or irrelevant; Flow is sometimes choppy; somewhat clear organization. Basic introduction that states topic but is presented in an uninteresting way. Conclusion contains basic summary of topic without final concluding ideas, may inappropriately introduces new information.

17.5 points
Structures ideas in a coherent, organized order that has good flow and an obvious framework. Proficient introduction that is interesting and states topic. Conclusion contains good summary of topic with credible concluding ideas and introduces no new information.

25 points
Exceptionally clear, logical, mature, and thorough organization permitting smooth flow of ideas; Introduction that grabs interest of reader and states topic in clear, unambiguous terms. Excellent concluding summary with succinct and precise ideas that impact reader.

Score of Organization Weight: 25%,/ 25
Logic/Argument Weight: 15%
0 points
Demonstrates little logical reasoning for the claims and thoughts within assignment; Many claims are weak or illogical.

9 points
Lacks some logical reasoning for the claims and thoughts within the assignment; Some claims are weak.

10.5 points
Uses solid logical reasoning for the claims and thoughts within the assignment.

15 points
Provides exemplary logical reasoning for the claims and thoughts within the assignment.

Score of Logic/Argument Weight: 15%,/ 15
Support Weight: 20%
0 points
Lacks support; Uses poor sources for references; Citations lack credibility, relevance, or academic quality or are not current; Does not meet the minimum number of required citations in assignment description. APA format and style are not evident.

12 points
Provides weak support or not enough support; Citations are not consistently credible, current, relevant or academic; Meets the minimum number of required citations in assignment description Missing APA elements; in-text citations, where necessary, are used but formatted inaccurately and not referenced.

14 points
Provides sufficient support with credible, current, relevant academic citations; Meets the minimum number of required citations in assignment description. ; In-text citations and a reference page are present with few format errors. Mechanics of writing are reflective of APA style.

20 points
Provides very strong support from credible, current, relevant, academic citations; Meets or exceeds the minimum number of required citations in assignment description. Accurate citations and references are presented. No APA errors are evident.

Score of Support Weight: 20%,/ 20
Quality of Written Communication Weight: 10%
0 points
Style and voice inappropriate or do not address given audience, purpose, etc. Word choice is excessively redundant, clichéd, and unspecific. Inconsistent grammar, spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.

6 points
Style and voice are somewhat appropriate to given audience and purpose. Word choice is often unspecific, generic, redundant, and clichéd. Repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language, sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

7 points
Style and voice are appropriate to the given audience and purpose. Word choice is specific and purposeful, and somewhat varied throughout. Minimal mechanical or typographical errors are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

10 points
Style and voice are not only appropriate to the given audience and purpose, but also show originality and creativity. Word choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic and varied. Free of mechanical and typographical errors. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

Score of Quality of Written Communication Weight: 10%,/ 10
Score of Undergrad Simple Essay Rubric v1,/ 100
Overall Score
Level 1
0 points minimum
Level 2
60 points minimum
Level 3
70 points minimum
Level 4
100 points minimum

Module 5 Discussion

Discuss what training programs are needed for the technology required for your final presentation topic. Consider what training to provide to new employees and what on-going training may be necessary.

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be at least 200 words in length.

DQ1 UMBO – 5
DQ1 PLG – 3
DQ1 CLO –2

Discussion Forum


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**Note: Directions on submitting your posts will also be listed within the discussion question forum.

Module 5 Discussion Example

Telehealth is a rapidly expanding healthcare delivery modality with increasing utility in the healthcare community. Telehealth education must be provided during the training of health care providers to ensure the proper usage and application of this health care delivery system. Much of the training that occurs regarding telehealth is vendor-driven. Training that is typically offered focuses on technical aspects of using telehealth equipment, legal issues, and reimbursement. Rarely does industry training involve soft skills or “screen side etiquette” unique to telehealth encounters. All of these aspects have to be considered when training healthcare staff to participate in a comprehensive telehealth program.

The implementation team should include providers, electronic health record (EHR) and information technology (IT) professionals, process improvement and ambulatory leadership, communications experts, and patient experience advocates. Training recommendations include: understanding evolving federal, state, and institutional guidelines, seeking additional necessary environment training and experiential learning on various modalities and platforms, creating an ideal virtual office space and testing the technology in advance, communicating with patients about the changes while also planning to accommodate their language, disability, technical, and literacy needs. Training should also include bringing a thoughtful webside manner to the visits and suggestions for obtaining additional assistance related to technology, specialty care, personal emotional health, or complex patient needs (Olayiwola et al., 2020).

The foundations of a successful telehealth program would be a course implemented to provide clinicians, healthcare teams, technologists, administrators, and superusers with a wide summary of telehealth. It would be crucial to implement a broad-based perspective of the system, telehealth terminology, technology, and security requirements, etiquette when using telehealth, awareness of public policies, identification and location of established resources in the field, and strategic and financial considerations for telehealth. Training should also include the technical, professional, regulatory, and financial considerations affecting the delivery of services. Employees also need to be educated on reimbursement restrictions and legislation affecting the use of telehealth. Healthcare members would need to be aware of policies, standards, and guidelines specific to telehealth administration.

Superusers should also be developed to assist with ongoing training needs and to train new staff. Superusers should also develop ongoing annual training for all system users. IT professionals should also be available to assist patients with access and use issues. The smartphone has made home access to telehealth services readily available. Most programs that are utilized by healthcare providers today have an available app for the end user at home. Some issues that could affect the home user are the lack of available internet or Wi-Fi connections and the lack of available smartphones, computers, or tablets.


Olayiwola, J., Magana, C., Harmon, A., Nair, S., Esposito, E., Harsh, C., & Wexler, R. (2020). Telehealth as a bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic: recommendations from the virtual frontlines. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance,6(2), e19405.