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ASSIGNMENT BMIT5103

OUM BUSINESS SCHOOL


ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT
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BMIT5103
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGERS
SEPTEMBER 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. You must submit your hardcopy assignment to your Facilitator and
ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the
procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to
keep a copy of your submitted assignment and proof of the submission
for personal reference. Your assignment must be submitted on 8th
NOVEMBER 2015.
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%)

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)

Notes:

Assignments should be submitted according to the due date.

You are to submit a softcopy of your assignment online through myVLE and a hardcopy
to your facilitator.

Plagiarism is not acceptable. If you are not sure what is meant by plagiarism, refer to the
various websites which discuss this matter, e.g. owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts.