Management of Information Security

Security Policy – Research Report
Instructions
Security policies for organisations are vital. Your task is to write a research style report on security policies. You will need to conduct a literature review of what security policies are and from the literature develop a set of Guidelines for organisations to effectively use your chosen security policy.
Students are required to select one policy type from the following list:
 Acceptable Use Policy
 Internet Usage Policy
 E-Mail Usage Policy
 Clean Desk Policy
 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
 Privacy Policy
This assignment will allow you to gain an awareness of academic writing using critical analysis of the allocated policy type. You will learn about security policies in organisations and their inadequate nature. Also, this assignment will allow you to develop your research skills in finding relevant material on a particular topic and what is needed for these types of organisations and their polices so that (1) a security policy is comprehensive and relevant, (2) employees are aware of a security policy and their obligations and (3) compliance with a security policy is achieved.
A template file that must be followed will be made available on the course Study Desk.
References
All documents cited in your assignment (report) must list in a single alphabetical list at the end of the assignment. The following USQ Library Resources to assist you with referencing correctly using the Harvard Referencing System: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/harvard-agps-referencing-guide. Endnote Bibliography Software for managing referencing is available to you for free as a USQ Student: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/endnote-bibliographic-software
Submission Requirements
You need to submit your assignment 2 via the assignment 2 submission link on your CIS5205 Study Desk.
Do not email your work to the course leader. If you are unable to upload, notify the course leader of the issue so that it may be resolved for you to upload the assignment.
Please note that:
 The following is the USQ Assessment – Assignment (Late Submission) and Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances procedure that relate to Extensions and Late Assignments. They can be found under the following links:
 Assessment – Assignment (Late Submission) Procedure: http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL#4.2_Assignments
 Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedures: http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=131150PL
 Students seeking extensions for any Assignment work must provide appropriate documentation to support their request before the due date of the assignment (see points 4.3 and 4.4 in the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedures above to see what is considered as Compassionate and Compelling reason for an extension and the level of documentation that will be needed).
 An Assignment submitted after the due date without an approved extension of time will be penalised. The penalty for late submission is a reduction by five percent (5%) of the maximum Mark applicable for the Assignment, for each University Business Day or part Business Day that the Assignment is late. An Assignment submitted more than ten (10) University Business Days after the due date will have a Mark of zero recorded for that Assignment.
 The StudyDesk Assignments submission tool will accept late assignments up until 23:55pm on the 10th University Business Day after the due date.

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