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ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BMIT5103
IT FOR MANAGERS

ASSIGNMENT
JANUARY 2015 Trimester

Date Assigned:

7 February 2015

Due Date:

17 March 2015

Lecturer:

Dr Mohamed Kinaanath

Weighting:

60%

ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

ANSWER GUIDE
1.

This is an individual assignment.

2.

The assignment will be evaluated based on accurate


explanations which fulfilled the requirements of the questions
and supported by credible points.

3.

You are required to undertake some degree of research through


scholarly articles and other materials such as newspaper
articles available to support your analysis and evaluation.

4.

References in APA style must be included and taken from


reliable sources such as books and journals.
Refer

to:

http://www.emich.edu/halle/style_guides.htmlto

view the details and samples of APA style.


5.

Plagiarism, copying and cheating will NOT be awarded any


mark, and disciplinary actions will be taken instead.

6.

The cover of the assignment should include all the required


information.

7.

Completed assignment must be placed on the Assignment


Drop Box located in reception before 6:00pm of 17 March
2015 and upload a softcopy to Rose Student Portal by
11:59pm of due date.

8.

This assignment contributes 60%of the total marks for the


course.

9.

If an extension on the due date of assessment is granted, the


approved assignment extension form should be submitted
along with the Assessment.

ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

OUM BUSINESS SCHOOL


ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT
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BMIT 5103
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGERS
JANUARY 2015
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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
1. This assignment contains question that is set in English.
2. Answer in English only.

3. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing.

4. Assignments should be submitted according to the due date.

5. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another persons
assignment. You should also not plagiarise another persons work as your own.

EVALUATION
This assignment accounts for 60% of the total marks for the course.

ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this assignment is to specifically enable learners to analyse and discuss the
various forms of information technology security threats facing organizations today. Learners
will learn to carry out literature review to enable them to propose information system security
solutions based on comparative studies done on other organizations or based on their selected
readings.

REQUIREMENT:

Select a well known organization which had experienced a security attack on its information
system. You are required to analyze and discuss the root cause/s of this problem and study
the impact of this problem on the selected organization. Finally, you are required to propose
a well justified indepth information security solution to enhance the organizations
information system security.

TASK

1.) Survey the literature and write report on information system security (20%)

2.) Select a well known organization and provide a description of the organization.(5 %)

3.) Describe security attack on the selected company. You are expected to identify the
problems and. to investigate, analyze and discuss all contributing causes to the
problem ( or how did the problem occur). and also discuss the impact of the problem
on the organization. (35%)
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ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

4.) Propose information system solution that can be implemented to enhance the
organization information systems security. Your proposed answers may include
hardware, software, policies or procedure or any other appropriate measures. (35%)

5.) Conclusion (3%)

6.) References (2%)


[TOTAL: 100 MARKS]

Assignment Format:
a.

Use double space and 12-point of Times New Roman font.

b.

The assignment should contain about 4000 5000 words (15 20 pages)

c.

Provide reference using the American Psychological Association (APA) format

d.

References should be latest (year 2012 onwards)