Incident response is an important component in a security awareness program. While not all incidents can be prevented, incident response capabilities can promptly detect and reduce the losses resulting from security attacks.
In September 2014, Home Depot stated that over 56 million credit cards had been compromised in a five-month cyber-attack on their payment systems. This attack simply highlighted the vulnerability of the U.S. retail store’s payment systems. Research the Home Depot incident and reflect on the basic elements of an incident response plan and the attack vectors.
In your initial post, answer the following questions:
Was the Home Depot incident handled correctly? Incorrectly?
Could more have been done? If so, what?
Then, thoughtfully respond to your classmates. Give feedback as to whether you think their ideas model elements of an incident response plan. Are there other real-life scenarios that you can use to identify ways of handling cyber-attacks correctly or incorrectly?. (1 and a half pages at least)
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Allow your discussion posts to be detailed and capable of sharing knowledge, ideas and points. You must discuss the topic using your own words first. Using your own words indicate you understand the topic of discussions. Secondly, you must cite your sources in-text. This is necessary to justify your points. Sources from several sources showed good research abilities. Lastly, you must provide references at the bottom of your post. A discussion post without justification with sources does not show proper research abilities. A terse and not detailed discussions represent post that would not provide enough sharing of knowledge or proper understanding of the topic. DO NOT just copy and paste a sentence from online with citation at the end as your own discussion. I have not asked for definitions, I asked for discussions and will not buy this. You must show understanding of the discussion topic by using your own words to describe the topic and then justify that with sources.
www.citationmachine.net to format references into the APA style if necessary. Extremely important. Intext citations is very essential and highly needed as well.
use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA citation method (citation should be relevant and current). Page-length requirements:1 and a half pages at least. Make sure you cite if you take a piece of someone’s work, very important and your reference should relate to your writing (don’t cite a reference because it relates to the course and not this very paper) at least 4 current and relevant academic references. No heavy paraphrasing of others work.