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Discussion1:

  Each  student will locate and review an article that discusses how a company  went through the recovery process after a disaster. The article should  not be older than 5 years old. The review of the article should be  between 400-to-550 words and should summarize the article content along  with your review of how the recovery process went. Please include how it  applies to topics for the week, and why you found it interesting.   ***Standard for all discussion posts:   Please make your initial post and two response posts substantive. A substantive post will do at least two of the following:    

  • Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic 
  • Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor 
  • Provide extensive additional information on the topic 
  • Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail 
  • Share an applicable personal experience 
  • Provide  an outside source (for example, an article from the UC Library) that  applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic  or the source (please cite properly in APA 7) 
  • Make an argument concerning the topic 

At  least one scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion  thread. Be sure to use information from your readings and other sources  from the UC Library. Use proper citations and references in your post.

Discussion 2:

 A fundamental component of internal  control is the separation of duties for high-risk transactions. The  underlying separation of duties concept is that no individual should be  able to execute a high-risk transaction, conceal errors, or commit fraud  in the normal course of their duties. You can apply separation of duties at  either a transactional or an organizational level. For example, payroll  has access to employee financial records, but only payroll managers can  approve raises. Answer the following question(s): 

  1. How do you define a high-risk transaction?
  2. If you were a security  professional in a company, what are four roles (two sets of two related  roles) you would separate and why? Provide examples not mentioned in the  description for this discussion.

Fully address the questions in this  discussion; provide valid rationale for your choices, where applicable;  and respond to at least two other students’ views.

Research paper:

  Pick  an industry/company to focus on for this assignment.  Based upon the  given information you can find on the company and any past  issues/breaches the company has gone through, create Crisis Management  Plan    

  • Introduction – brief background of company and any issues the company has had in the past such as data breaches 
  • Strategies  and Management – business activities, risk factor activities, reactive  risk mitigation strategy, risk management, financial performance (more or less depending upon company) 
  • Risk Analysis – political analysis, environmental analysis (more or less depending upon company) 
  • Crisis Management Plan: 
  • Purpose 
  • Committee for crisis management planning 
  • Crisis types 
  • Structure of the Crisis Management Team 
  • Responsibility and control 
  • Implementation Plan 
  • Crisis Management Protocols 
  • Crisis Management Plan Priorities 
  • Conclusion 
  • References – APA format 

***Standard for all Research Assignments   Your paper should meet the following requirements:   

  • Be approximately four to six pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.
  • Follow APA7 guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.
  • Support  your answers with the readings from the course and at least two  scholarly journal articles to support your positions, claims, and  observations, in addition to your textbook. The UC Library is a great  place to find resources.
  • Be  clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar  and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of  your writing.