Case Study IT Security Control Requirements computer science homework help



Project #2 Detailed Assignment Description


Using the case study (attached) and NIST SP 800-53, Identify and prioritize IT Security controls that should be implemented. Discuss any applicable US Government regulations/standards that apply to this organization.

Step 1: Review the selected case study and describe at least10 issues related to security, interoperability, and operations.

Step 2: Prioritize and articulate the selected requirements based on immediate need, security posture, complexity, resource availability, and cost.

Step 3: Identify at least 4 applicable government regulations/ standards that govern how the requirements must be met, implemented, or measured. Provide rationale for why these are applicable.

Step 4: Using NIST Special Publication 800-53 select at least 4 security controls that relate to these issues and describe how these controls enhance the security posture or facilitates the secure implementation of these requirements.


The deliverable for this case study assignment will be a minimum 5 page, double-spaced paper using Times New Roman 12 font and APA style formatting for citations and references. It will also include a minimum of 5 references. The Title/Cover page, illustrations (tables/charts/graphs), or references are not part of the page count but are required for the assignment. The grading rubric provides additional details as to what should be included in the paper. Your instructor may provide an APA style template to use for this paper.

Grading Rubric

Issues  10 points

·  Identifies at least 10 issues based on the case study.

Relationship  12 points

·  Clearly describes and relates issues to security, interoperability and operations

Prioritization  12 points

·  Clearly prioritizes and articulates the issues as requirements based on immediate need, security posture, complexity, resource availability and cost.

ID Applicable Government Documents  5 points

·  Identifies at least 4 government regulations and standards.

Rationale Used  12 points

·  Clearly identifies applicable government regulations and standards that govern how the requirements must be met, implemented or measured. Must provide the rationale for selecting the documents.

Cites Regulations and Standards  5 points

·  Clearly cites all government regulations and standards used.

Defines Controls  12 points

·  Identifies at least 4 appropriate NIST controls and links them to each issue using logic.

Rationale for Control  12 points

·  Clear and detailed rationale as to how those controls mitigate the risk identified.

Use of Authoritative Sources5 points

·  Used at least 5 authoritative or scholarly sources in paper. One must be NIST SP 800-53. No APA style errors in sources.

Citation of Sources  5 points

·  All sources cited. No errors in citing material in paper.

Formatting  5 points

·  Prepared MS Word document, used consistent formatting, section subheadings, submitted one file, used instructor provided template, correct coversheet and separate reference page and meets minimum page count.

Grammar and Punctuation  5 points

·  No grammar, use of first/second person, spelling or punctuation errors.

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