Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Wednesday of Unit 8 Points: 100 Overview: You are the CISO of a critical infrastructure company which also provides essential  services to the federal government (as well as local and state governments). You need  to respond to the President’s Executive Order of May 12, 2021, with respect to section 4  of the EO – “Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security” for your company. Instructions: Using everything you’ve read and experienced in this class, what will you change in the  way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based  software-as-a-service?  What security practices (from NIST SSDF or any of the maturity models or SDLCs) will  you add to your software development methodology as well as your software  procurement process to respond to the President’s order to improve cybersecurity in an  industry that is a vital critical infrastructure and part of the nation’s supply chain? Requirements: • Should target your organization’s senior leadership • 4–6 page APA paper excluding title and reference pages  • Provide at least four references and in-text citations in APA format (these will  preferably be in addition to the main text)  • College level writing  • Should be your own work in your own words 

Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Wednesday of Unit 8

Points: 100

Overview:

You are the CISO of a critical infrastructure company which also provides essential services to the federal government (as well as local and state governments). You need to respond to the President’s Executive Order of May 12, 2021, with respect to section 4 of the EO – “Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security” for your company.

Instructions:

Using everything you’ve read and experienced in this class, what will you change in the way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based software-as-a-service?

What security practices (from NIST SSDF or any of the maturity models or SDLCs) will you add to your software development methodology as well as your software procurement process to respond to the President’s order to improve cybersecurity in an industry that is a vital critical infrastructure and part of the nation’s supply chain?

Requirements:

  • Should target your organization’s senior leadership
  • 4–6 page APA paper excluding title and reference pages
  • Provide at least four references and in-text citations in APA format (these will preferably be in addition to the main text)
  • College level writing
  • Should be your own work in your own words

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Unit 8 Assignment

CRITERIA

Deficient

Needs Improvement

Proficient

Exemplary

0 – 11 points 12 – 18 points 19 – 24 points 25 points

Changes in your company

The change in the way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based software-as-a-service are not mentioned. The change in the way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based software-as-a-service are vaguely mentioned. The change in the way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based software-as-a-service are mentioned but missing some details. The change in the way that your company develops software, purchases software, or utilizes cloud-based software-as-a-service is clearly evident and fully discussed.
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points

Audience

The paper does not target the audience of senior leadership. The paper targets the audience to a small degree. The paper targets the audience to a large degree but not completely. The paper targets the audience of senior leadership completely.
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points

Security Practices

The security practice and procurement process in response to the President’s order is not mentioned. The security practice and procurement process in response to the President’s order is vaguely mentioned. The security practice and procurement process in response to the President’s order is discussed but missing some details. The security practice and procurement process in response to the President’s order is detailed and fully explained.
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points

Resources

0 – 1 resource 2 – 3 resources 4 resources More than 4 resources
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points

Paper Length

More than 6 pages n/a n/a 4 pages or less
0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points 15 points

Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format

Errors impede professional presentation; guidelines not followed. Significant errors that do not impede professional presentation. Few errors that do not impede professional presentation. Writing and format are clear, professional, APA compliant, and error free.

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