Research Project Description:
We have been looking at the advancement of encryption standards over the years. In today’s locked down world with almost everyone working remotely, new challenges that require encryption and cryptography have arisen. When do companies need to use encryption? What levels of encryption and authentication are needed?
Pick an industry or company that has had to deal with the challenges. How have they addressed things such as:
Security Measures and policies
Email (both encrypted and not),
Hash values to verify documents,
Databases that store
corporate sensitive / proprietary information
employee payroll, health records, etc.
credit card information
other items as determined by the type of company
Remote users that must be authenticated
On site users that must be authenticated
What policies need to be in place?
What case studies are there?
What new problems have arisen as a result of the pandemic?
You will need to complete the following:
What data are you protecting?
What are the biggest challenges faced by companies in the chosen industry when using encryption
How do they verify and authenticate the users both local and remote?
What forms of encryption (symmetric / asymmetric)
What laws and regulations affect the industry?
What are common attacks / threats / vulnerabilities and how would you protect against them?
How have other similar companies dealt with this and with what results?
How would you test the method you choose?
What are the expected outcomes?
What new methods may be on the horizon that will help this industry?
Please note the following criteria:
Research Paper must be in APA Style
Research Paper must have at least 5 works cited of which 2 must be peer reviewed works/articles (note your book can be included as a reference)
Must be at least 12 to 15 double-spaced pages with standard 1 inch margins.
8 – 10 pages of prose
Limit the number of bulleted lists
Prose + charts + figures = 12 to 15 pages
Does not include title page, abstract and references
Paper will be 210 points:
This presentation must be supported by the research paper.
Presentation will be 100 points and based on the following:
Completeness of the Topic