Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It

Protecting organizational assets and information within the company has become a top priority for many organizational leaders.
Review the article titled “Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It”located here.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.
  2. Specify the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack and give your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).
  3. Determine the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred and evaluate the efficiency of such actions.
  4. Conclude the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Give your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Justify your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Points: 120
Case Study 1: Cyber Security in Business Organizations
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A

  1. Determine the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.
Partially determined the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.
Satisfactorily determined the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.
Thoroughlydetermined the fundamental challenges that organizations face in general in regard to protecting organizational assets and information.

  1. Specify the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack and give your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely specified the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack; did not submit or incompletely gave your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).
Partially specified the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack; partially gave your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).
Satisfactorily specified the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack; satisfactorily gave your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).
Thoroughly specified the red flag(s) that Target overlooked or ignored before the retail attack; thoroughly gave your opinion as to why Target overlooked or ignored the red flag(s).

  1. Determine the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred and evaluate the efficiency of such actions.

Weight: 25%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred; did not submit or incompletely evaluated the efficiency of such actions.
Partially determined the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred; partially evaluated the efficiency of such actions.
Satisfactorily determined the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred; satisfactorily evaluated the efficiency of such actions.
Thoroughly determined the main actions that Target took after the breach occurred; thoroughly evaluated the efficiency of such actions.

  1. Conclude the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Give your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Justify your response.

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletelyconcluded the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Did not submit or incompletely gave your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.
Partially concluded the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Partially gave your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Partially justified your response.
Satisfactorily concluded the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Satisfactorily gave your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Satisfactorily justified your response.
Thoroughlyconcluded the main reasons why the attack on Target occurred. Thoroughly gave your opinion as to whether or not the attack was mainly due to the poor infrastructure or the inability of management to act accordingly. Thoroughly justified your response.

  1. 3 references

Weight: 5%
No references provided.
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

  1. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%
More than 6 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present