Andy Kolden

Information Security

Chapter 11 (page 622)



1)      Search the Libraryís database and find an article about people who violate their organizationís policy and are terminated.† Did you find many?† Why or why not?

-          I cannot find many but a couple online is when people make obvious mistakes/bad decisions where they are stealing from the company, doing illegal activity on work grounds, harassment, etc.† I donít think I found many because it is probably within the personís rights if they want to be exposed like that.


2)      Using the Web, identify certifications with an information security component that werenít discussed in the chapter.

-          Certified ethical hacker (CEH) gives great potential to make a very nice salary and there are many companies that look for white coat hackers to try to hack their network to build up their own security.

-          †Certified information privacy professional (CIPP) has some nice potential for a company to find someone that knows a lot about US privacy laws.


Case Exercises

1)      What questions should Iris ask Charlie about the new job, Kelvinís team, and the future of the company?

-          She should first off ask how a career change would benefit her and why all of a sudden the change.† She should ask how much she will be making of course.† She should ask about job security and make sure that they arenít just trying to eliminate roles.† She should also make sure how safe it is to work there and make sure that they arenít trying to sell of to someone whenever someone tries to buy the company.


2)      What questions should Iris ask Kelvin about the new job?

-          She should also ask what certifications or awards she needs before she were to make the change to the new role.† She should ask what she would be doing on a day to day basis, i.e. what daily tasks she should do.† She should ask if they are trying to keep her in this new role for a while or is this for future promotion from within the IT/Info. security side of things.


Ethical Decision Making

1)      Should Iris inform Charlie about her relationship with Kelvin if she doesnít apply to transfer?

-          I think she should at least let him know that they are together and that she is only telling him because she feels that he should know.† This at least gives him a little insight to see if this would be a good idea or not. †Who knows maybe this has happened before and it worked or maybe it went terribly because of a breakup.† I would say to tell him if she is comfortable.


2)      If she does apply for the job but has no current plans for marriage, should she inform Charlie of the relationship?


-          Again I think she should but it depends how comfortable she feels with it.† As long as she continues to do her work and he does too then it can be fine but if they breakup and it gets in the way of work, it can really affect all of the company so Charlie should at least be aware of them dating.