Complete a total of Four Milestones and Conclusion:
(Each Milestones must be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.)
Milestone One: Information Assurance Plan Introduction
In Module Two, you will submit your introduction to the information assurance plan. This section of the plan will provide the overview of the current state of the organization. Provide a brief overview of the goals and objectives of your information assurance plan, including the importance of ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. What are the benefits of creating and maintaining an information assurance plan around those key concepts? Are there current protocols and policies the organization has in place? Additionally, what deficiencies exist within the organization’s current information assurance policies? What are the potential barriers to implementation of a new information assurance plan? This milestone is graded with the Milestone One Rubric.
Milestone Two: Information Security Roles and Responsibilities
In Module Four, you will submit your roles and responsibilities portion of the final project. Who are the key leaders of the organization specific to how their responsibilities are connected to the security of the organization’s information? You must also identify key ethical considerations. What are the ramifications of key leaders not properly accounting for ethical and legal considerations? What are the key components of information assurance as they relate to individual roles and responsibilities within the information assurance plan? For example, examine the current policies as they relate to confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.
Milestone Three: Risk Assessment
In Module Five, you will submit the risk assessment portion of the information assurance plan. You will provide the organization with an assessment of the threat environment and the risks within, as well as methods designed to mitigate these risks. Based on your analysis and evaluation, what are the best approaches for implementing information assurance principles? Where do you see the most areas for improvement to current protocols and policies? This milestone is graded with the Milestone Three Rubric.
Milestone Four: Statements of Policy
In Module Seven, you will submit your plan pertaining to statements of policy. You will establish protocols and mitigating factors to the organization. Justify how the disaster response protocols will mitigate the threats to and vulnerabilities of the organization. You will focus on disaster and incident response protocols as well as access control. Assess your proposed method for maintaining the success of the plan going forward. Justify how your method will ensure the ongoing effectiveness of the information assurance plan. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Four Rubric.
Final Submission: Information Assurance Plan
In Module Nine, you will submit your information assurance plan. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission will be graded with the Final Product Rubric.
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