Assignment #2 Writing Assignment
Course Objectives: Develop Skills to design effective organization
cybersecurity standards and policies.
Private Sector-Public Sector cybersecurity issues
Some observers say industry compliance with government regulations to improve
cybersecurity is necessary to protect consumers and guard economic progress.
Others state that regulation is a drag on industry, and actually reduces
Answer the following questions — you may use the links provided below to begin
your research, but you must find new, additional citations to supplement these
to show that you did extra research. You may also want to refer back to
discussions and assignments in the previous weeks.
Focus on the goals of private businesses, and the goals of lawmakers for
economic progress and economic security –
1. Focusing on the goals of private businesses, and the goals of lawmakers for
economic progress and economic security, select one example private-sector
industry, describe the general business goals by using information on the web
sites of one or two business within this industry, and explain why meta-data
about customers and consumers is important to businesses within this industry.
(here, meta-data means Big-Data collected about consumers to determine customer
2. Describe some likely instances that demonstrate when the gathering of
meta-data by businesses within this example industry may not be good for the
customer. Use citations to support your arguments about how some action or
result related to collection of meta-data may be harmful to customers.
3. What possible activities should lawmakers consider regulating to control the
way that this example industry gathers and uses meta-data?
4. What are the goals of lawmakers in the public sector — or why should
lawmakers think regulating these possible industry activities is useful?
5. What might happen to the goals of this industry, and to the public sector
goals, as more new cybersecurity regulations are put in place for business
Background: Possible effects on innovation due to cybersecurity government
1. Tech Companies Warn Privacy Rules Will Kill Innovation  2. Hospitals say Device Manufacturers Resist Boosting Cybersecurity <
3. U.S. Chamber Leads Defeat of Cybersecurity Bill  Length 5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 6.
Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch
margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be
formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.
The paper must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section
headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list
of references, and page numbers. The page count starts with the introduction
and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should
first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the
outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document
sub-headings. The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the
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