SELECTING A TOPIC Selecting a Topic Dr. Irvin Heard University of the Cumberlands Running head: SELECTING A TOPIC Running head: SELECTING A TOPIC Abstract You have read several journal articles….
Synthesize cybersecurity threats and their potential consequences to assess risk.
IT537-2: Synthesize cybersecurity threats and their potential consequences to assess risk.
Immediately following the 9/11 attacks on the United States, Congress passed a series of legislative acts intended to expand various law enforcement capabilities and created the Department of Homeland Security to aid in enforcing those acts. Over the years following 9/11, the responsibilities assigned to the Department of Homeland Security have expanded to incorporate money laundering, human rights violations, and narcotics and weapons trafficking. One of Homeland Security’s primary responsibilities is the prevention of terrorism. Research the main components of Homeland Security’s terrorism prevention program and discuss how these components do or do not work together to create a united anti-terrorism front for the United States. The components can be found on the Homeland Security website.
Following the process described in the “Writing a Critical Essay”, write a 5–6-page research paper that examines the nine main components of Homeland Security’s terrorism prevention program in depth. Be sure to expand on whether or not the components effectively work together and support your position. The minimum page count is 5–6 pages (excluding cover page, etc.). If you require more pages to thoroughly defend your position, feel free to include them.
Your paper should use Times New Roman 12-point font, be double spaced, and use correct APA formatting (cover page, table of contents, abstract, and reference page). Be sure to use proper APA in-text citations that match your reference list.
A minimum of three peer-reviewed articles should be used to support your arguments in the research paper. Use the Library to search for supporting articles and use the “peer reviewed” filter to find the appropriate material. You may also use additional material, such as trade magazine articles, but avoid Wikipedia.
In accordance with the Academic Integrity policy, your Assignment will be automatically submitted to TurnItIn (see http://turnitin.com/en_us/features/originalitycheck). The policy states that papers submitted for credit in any course should contain less than 25% non-original material, so avoid large sections of direct quotes and be sure that you use APA formatting to properly cite and reference all non-original material.
No more than one figure and/or one table should be included and any figures or tables used must clearly support a specific point of the critical analysis. Any figure or table must use an APA formatted figure or table caption.
- The research paper follows the Writing Guide requirements and establishes a main point or position, uses a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources in support of that position, and provides a clearly worded conclusion.
- The essay is 5–6 pages of content (excluding cover sheet, etc.) and uses Times New Roman 12-point font, is double spaced, and uses correct APA formatting (cover page, table of contents, abstract, and reference page).
- No more than one figure and/or table in the content.
- No spelling errors.
- No grammar errors.
- No APA errors.
For more information and example of APA formatting, see the resources in Doc sharing or visit the Writing Center from the campus Homepage.
Also review the Policy on Plagiarism. If you have any questions, please contact your professor