This course has led you, module by module, to understand thoroughly what goes into a great cybersecurity law program for an organization. Now, you can demonstrate that you understand how to align a cybersecurity program with legal and regulatory requirements by writing and presenting a great program.
Describe a fictitious security infrastructure for a fictitious medium-sized retail company that does a significant amount of its business in online sales. We will make the assumption that the company already has a cybersecurity plan in place. Design a cybersecurity law program to go with it. Describe, in great detail, the important legal considerations that must be addressed to prevent losses due to both criminal activity and civil litigation. Make sure you cover local, state, and federal requirements. Include a discussion on international laws or frameworks that should be considered and why. Cover the potential impacts to your organization from emerging technologies, legislation, and trade pacts. Make recommendations for controls to prevent legal liabilities to ensure you always win in litigation, whether actions taken against you or those you initiate or support because you were on the receiving end of cyber misbehavior. Include cybersecurity liability insurance recommendations in case your legal efforts are not a win in court, or you find yourself in a position to need to settle out of court. All of this will be combined in a professional paper written to convince your company’s senior leadership that your recommendations are worthy of investment.
As this is a culminating project, your paper should be somewhat more lengthy than those you wrote for Modules 1-6. There is no page number requirement – cover the material as you have learned in this course. Your paper should cover the legal considerations to a depth greater than what you gave in the first six modules. Describe the strategic legal environment in which your business must operate. Make sure you include policies and procedures for compliance with all the laws, regulations, and standards that apply to you. Discuss how your cybersecurity infrastructure is legally intelligent, how it helps make sure you preserve evidence, and give yourself a chance to win legal actions. Lay out a plan for insurance to a depth beyond what you gave in Assignment 6.1.
You will be graded on how you cover the learning objectives of the modules in this course and on the thoroughness of your treatment of the topic. Your writing will also be graded on meeting graduate-level and professionalism standards and on being clear and concise. Take the time to proofread your final project before submitting it. For APA and Standard Paper Assignment Guidelines and to understand how SafeAssign Originality Checker will affect this assignment, see the “Course Resources” link in the left navigation area.