Throughout the last several weeks you’ve learned about the importance of protecting personal information, industry-specific laws, and also state-level legislation. For the discussion this week, please conduct independent research and consider the following questions:
- Why are data breaches happening?
- What countermeasures should organizations put into place to mitigate this risk?
- What does an organization have to do when notifying citizens/customers of a data breach? Site case or legal examples.
Regarding your response to your classmates:
Please highlight a new facet to build on what your classmate stated, add to the conversation, or find an alternative viewpoint and support your response with citations. It’s important to have more than “I agree” or “good point,” when responding!
NOTE: You must make an initial post before you are able to view the posts of your peers. Please make the initial post by Day 3 at 11:59 pm CST and respond to a minimum of three classmates’ initial posts prior to the end of the week on Day 7 at 11:59 pm CST. To view the discussion board rubric, click the icon with three dots that appear in the upper right corner of this assignment box and select “Show Rubric.”
A reminder about conference discussion at the Master’s level:
Try to complete your initial post early during the conference week (no later than Day 3 of the week) and plan to continue dialogue with your classmates throughout the remainder of the week. Think of our online conversations as discussion in a traditional classroom. Remember, the intent of our conference discussion is to take the conversation to the Master’s level.
In addition, posting early has its benefits. You have the opportunity to state your original thoughts without worrying that you are saying the same things that a classmate has already stated.
Finally, please use academic citations from the library to support your statements. Don’t simply rely on Google!