The final project for this course consists of two case studies related to cybersecurity and the use of
social networking and home computer use. Please review the case studies and respond using the
guidelines provided below.
Case Study 1: Securing your home computer
You just purchased a brand new computer for your home environment. It comes with the latest
operating system, Internet connectivity and all accessories to complete your home office and school
activities. You also have an Internet Service Provider where you can easily use the existing network to
connect to the Internet and to perform some online banking.
Describe the steps you plan to go through to ensure this new computer system remains as secure as
possible. Be sure to discuss the details of firewall settings you plan to implement, browser privacy and
security settings, and recommended software (e.g., Anti-virus and others) you will install. Also, describe
your password strength policy you plan to adopt, and what you envision to do to ensure your online
banking site is encrypted and uses the proper certificates.
Discussion of operating system patches and application updates should also be included. As you discuss
these steps, be sure to justify your decisions bringing in possible issues if these steps are not followed.
You can discuss this for a specific type of computer (e.g. MAC or PC) to make the scenario more
appropriate for your environment.
Case Study 2: Guidance for a family member using social networking sites.
A family member, who just turned 13, wants to join Facebook, create a Twitter account and start texting
his friends on a regular basis. For the purpose of this paper, let us assume you are willing to allow your
family to participate in these social networking activities and the family member has agreed to use your
advice to protect his or her privacy and security while participating in these social networking activities.
Describe the specific guidance and rules that your family member must adhere to for this activity to
move forward. Be sure to provide specific settings for Facebook and Twitter as well as any guidance for
texting with friends. Be sure to discuss how to detect, prevent and report issues such as cyber bullying,
identity theft, and child predatory behavior. Be sure to justify your decisions bringing in possible issues if
the guidance you provided is not followed
Prepare a well-written paper no more than 10 pages in length.
In this paper you will address each of the above case studies. Be sure to clearly separate the case
studies into separate sections of the paper. Only one paper is needed to address both case studies
Your completed assignment should be saved as a Word (or PDF) document and submitted to your LEO
assignments area no later than the due date listed in the syllabus. Your document should be neat, wellwritten with minimal grammar and spelling errors.
You should name the file yournamefinalproject.docx
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