You will be presented with a series of essay questions to be answered in your own words. You may use any legitimate resource from the web, textbook, lecture, etc., but use your own analytical thought process to ensure evidence of understanding of the material. Your response to each question must be at least two pages and no more than four pages in length.
You must respond using APA format. There is no requirement for an abstract, table of contents, etc., but remember to properly cite all sources. Use appropriate formatting with standard fonts and font size.
Save your file using the file naming convention midterm_studentname (e.g., midterm_johndoe). Submit your completed document to this assignment.
1.From Chapter 6 of The Fifth Domain, what are the seven activities that the federal government might take in response to a significant cyber incident impacting CI. What is your perspective of the political, technical and operational challenges of the government taking this approach?
2.Outline the specifics of Clarke’s “Five Not-So-Easy Pieces” concept to protect CI. Include an assessment of each of the five pieces, and your perspective of the effectiveness, flaws, challenges, and potential success of implementing a cybersecurity policy that adheres to his concept.
3.Discuss the seven “elements” impacting Cybersecurity infrastructure, then identify explain the three elements you believe that should be in the top-tier from a priority perspective (impact on the nation, cost, etc.), and outline how (use specific real world and theoretical examples) those factors could impact the American people (government, individuals, companies, organizations).
4.Outline the Department of Defense’s (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsibilities for Cybersecurity, their respective roles and relationships to fight (defense and offense) in the cyber realm, the challenges each faces in successfully achieving their responsibilities; and, provide your perspective of what actions you believe should be taken to improve the capabilities of these two departments to enable them to meet their mission objectives.