Which value chain function would include advertising costs?


1) Performance reports _____.
A. ignore areas that are presumed to be running smoothly
B. provide feedback by comparing results with plans and by highlighting deviations from plans
C. are deviations from a plan
D. are quantitative expressions of action plans
2) Budgets _____.
A. ignore areas that are presumed to be running smoothly
B. are deviations from a plan
C. are quantitative expressions of action plans
D. provide feedback by comparing results with plans and by highlighting deviations from plans
3) According to the Financial Executives Institute, one function of the treasurer is _____.
A. government reporting
B. reporting and interpreting financial information
C. Short term financing
D. tax administration
4) Which of the following is not a major factor causing changes in management accounting today?
A. E-commerce is not a major factor.
B. Declining work ethic is not a major factor.
C. Increased global competition is not a major factor.
D. Increasing importance of the service sector of the economy is not a major factor.
5) Below is a statement from the Institute of Management Accountants’ Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. “Refrain from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of their work except when authorized, unless legally obligated to do so.” It is an example of _____.
A. integrity
B. competence
C. confidentiality
D. objectivity
6) Ethical accountants are important to society because _____.
A. none of these answers is correct
B. they pay their taxes
C. the information produced is reliable
D. they will not go to prison and waste taxpayers’ money
7) _____ refers to accounting information developed for managers within an organization.
A. Tax accounting
B. Financial accounting
C. Managerial accounting
D. Internal auditing
8) The primary users of management accounting information are _____.
A. suppliers
B. internal decision makers
C. governmental regulatory authorities
D. bankers
9) _____ is the field of accounting that develops information for external decision makers such as stockholders, suppliers, banks, and government regulatory agencies.
A. Financial accounting
B. Management accounting
C. Tax accounting
D. Auditing
10) The _____ is also called the statement of financial position.
A. balance sheet
B. income statement
C. statement of retained earnings
D. statement of cash flows
11) Any event that affects the financial position of an organization and requires recording is called a(n)_____.
A. account
B. transaction
C. posting
D. accounting change
12) _____ would not appear on the financial statements for a sole proprietorship.
A. Cost of Goods Sold
B. Paid-in Capital
C. Accumulated Depreciation
D. Unearned Sales Revenues
13) The accounting convention of _____ guides the relative sophistication of the accounting system.
A. cost benefit
B. objectivity
C. Conservatism
D. materiality
14) Mr. Bryant invested $50,000 cash in a new corporation. The new corporation will record this transaction with a debit to_____.
A. Cash and a credit to Retained Income for $50,000
B. Cash and a credit to Paid-in Capital for $50,000
C. Retained Earnings and a credit to Cash for $50,000
D. Paid-in Capital and a credit to Retained Earnings for $50,000
15) The accounting convention of _____ means selecting the method of measurement that yields the gloomiest immediate results.
A. objectivity
B. conservatism
C. cost benefit
D. materiality
16) The statement of cash flows is used for all of the following except_____.
A. determining a company’s ability to pay its debts when they are due
B. evaluating the creditworthiness of the organization
C. showing the relationship of net income to changes in cash
D. revealing commitments that may restrict future courses of action
17) The Rebecca Company acquired merchandise inventory costing $10,000 on September 1. The company will not pay for the inventory until October 1. This transaction will affect the Rebecca Company by increasing the Merchandise Inventory account by $10,000 and _____.
A. decreasing the Accounts Payable account by $10,000
B. decreasing the Capital account by $10,000
C. increasing the Accounts Payable account by $10,000
D. increasing the Capital account by $10,000
18) Nonoperating items on the income statement_____.
A. reflect the effects of financial management decisions
B. appear on the income statement immediately after gross profit
C. are revenues and expenses arising from adjusting entries
D. appear only on corporate income statements
19) Which value chain function would include depreciation on transportation cost?
A. The customer service function would include depreciation on transportation cost.
B. The marketing function would include depreciation on transportation cost
C. The distribution function would include depreciation on transportation cost.
D. The production function would include depreciation on transportation cost.
20) Which value chain function would include advertising costs?
A. The customer service function would include advertising costs.
B. The production function would include advertising costs.
C. The distribution function would include advertising costs.
D. The marketing function would include advertising costs.

Theories of Leadership




Assignment 1: Theories of Leadership
Due Week 4 and worth 150 points

For all assignments, assume that the City Manager has hired you as the Chief of Staff for your local government. The City Manager has tasked you with developing and implementing the government’s new million dollar grant funded Public Leadership Academy. The mission of the Public Leadership Academy is to provide ongoing training and development of the local government’s current and prospective public leaders. This program was developed in an effort to build and sustain world class public leadership that exemplifies exceptional leadership traits and skills, while fostering long-term relationships internal and external stakeholders and constituents. In the upcoming weeks, you will deliver your first presentation to the government’s local councilpersons, in which you address the type of public leadership model(s) that is both needed within the local government for its public leaders and required to fulfil the mission of the Public Leadership Academy.

After careful review and analysis of the steps needed to meet your goal, your first assignment is to revisit the theories and styles of leadership. You will examine the theories and styles that support the role of the public leader.

You may use the Internet and / or Strayer databases to complete any additional research.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your responses to each question (except Question 4) under the following section headings:

·         Defining The Public Leader (for Question 1)

·         Leadership Theories (for Question 2)

·         Leadership Styles (for Question 3)

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1.      Determine two (2) leadership theories and two (2) leadership styles that support the definition of a public leader. Provide a rationale for your response.

2.      Assess the effectiveness of the two (2) leadership theories from Question 1. Provide two (2) examples for each leadership theory.

3.      Assess the effectiveness of the two (2) leadership styles from Question 1. Provide two (2) examples for each leadership style.

4.      Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as academic resources.  

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Evaluate the theories and models of public leadership.

·         Differentiate among the styles of public leadership.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in public leadership and conflict resolution.

·         Write clearly and concisely about issues in public leadership and conflict resolution using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.


Develop a philosophy that supports advanced nursing practice reflecting the values, beliefs, and cultural competencies relative to nursing practice, science, and theory.

Develop a philosophy that supports advanced nursing practice reflecting the values, beliefs, and cultural competencies relative to nursing practice, science, and theory.

Bringing It All Together

This Assignment addresses this course outcome:
MN502-4: Develop a philosophy that supports advanced nursing practice reflecting the values, beliefs, and cultural competencies relative to nursing practice, science, and theory.
Now that you have spent the last 8 weeks discussing theory development and exploring models and philosophies that guide advance practice nursing, it is time for you to put it all together. In this Assignment, you will create a presentation using any form of presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint®, Prezi™, Movenote™, Powtoons™, Slidedog™, and so on). Your presentation should bring together the theory that best fits your concept of advance practice nursing, the model that you will use to translate this into practice, and your final philosophy of advance practice nursing related to your role after graduation.
Please remember that your presentation should contain slides that have bullet points. The bullets should number no more than four to six per slide. The bullet point is not written as a complete sentence. It contains key words. You, as the presenter will explain in depth what each bullet point means in the audio portion of the presentation. Slides may contain graphics, but should be uncluttered. Background and font colors should be of sufficient contrast to make reading them easy on the eyes. Attention to colors should be paid so that a person who is colorblind can easily read the presentation.

Assignment DetailsThe presentation should consist of a series of slides that include:

  • Title Slide: A title slide that identifies the title of the presentation and name of the student.
  • Introduction Slide: An introduction slide that includes brief information about you and your program track. The slide should also explain to the audience the purpose of the presentation.
  • Model Slides: The third and fourth slides will address your chosen model. The bullet points should consist of the specific characteristics of the model. You will need at least one citation that identifies where the model came from. Your audio will expound upon the model and what the characteristics mean. The fourth slide should include why you chose the model and how you will apply it in practice.
  • Theory Slides: The next three slides will focus on your chosen theory. The first slide should present your theory and why you chose it. The next slide would present the key concepts of the theory and how it has been used to date in past research no older than 5 years ago. The third slide will discuss how you will use this theory in practice as an advance practice nurse upon graduation.
  • Philosophy Slide: The next area will consist of one slide that presents your philosophy of advance practice nursing in the post-graduate role you will assume. The philosophy statement will consist of one to three sentences that distill the essence of what you believe advance practice nursing is and your conception of nursing as a profession. It is written in the first person and present tense. It is a personal statement of your beliefs about the profession of nursing. This should present guiding statements for your future practice in the advanced practice role.An example of a philosophy statement might read this way:
    Advanced practice nursing takes the art and science of nursing to a level of “other” and “self” interacting together to reach a state of optimal wellness guided with compassion and love for the culture of the “other.”
********Please see attached the papers: Unit 3 assignment is the personal philosophy, Unit 5 is my chosen theory and unit 7 is the business model.**********
  • Graphical Slide: The next-to-last slide will be a graphical representation of how the model, theory, and your philosophy fit together.
  • Conclusion Slide: The last slide will be a conclusion that brings together everything you have presented. It is not a summary that just reiterates what you presented. It is a judgment about what you presented and bring the audience home, ending the presentation on a positive note about the future.

You will need supporting citations for your theory and model slides, and possibly for your philosophy, as appropriate. You will include the citations where appropriate and your very last slide will be a reference slide.
The total slide count should not exceed 15 slides. This does not include the reference slide(s) or the title slide.

  1. Organization, documentation, references formatting guidelines must follow APA 6th edition: To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Home.

Total points: 300

Assignment RequirementsBefore finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
  • utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

  • follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  • be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  • display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
  • use APA 6th Edition format.


This is a class discussion post that needs to be approximately 2-3 paragraphs in length.
***Discussion Post should be followed accordingly each question asked needs to be answered.
********I will post the students response below.  With the Student response it should be 1 paragraph in length reply to the students disccusion.
********************Discussion Post*****************
Has the Presidency become too big?  Is there a way for Congress to reassert its power without creating a power vacuum or gridlock?
************************ Student Response***************************
I believe that the presidency has not grown to big. It is important to recognize the role that the media has played in this situation. This last presidential elections saw an inflated social media presence that had not been seen in the past. Because of the media presidential elections get more attention from citizens. Citizens equate increased attention to greater importance. I believe that this is very untrue. Most local and congressional elections get overlooked and do not receive much if any attention. What people fail to take into account is that the president can only serve a maximum of 8 years while Congress men and women can serve an unlimited amount of times. The impact of a president on the country can be huge but it can be swiftly overturned by the next president as evidenced by many of the Obama’s policies that Trump overturned once he was sworn in. Acts of Congress are far more difficult to reverse. That difficulty is increased because the turnover rate in congress is relatively low. I also do not believe Congress has to reassert its power. Congress can literally just wait out a president in order to push through bills a sitting president will not let pass. The real power lies in the last man standing and that will almost always be Congress.

Describe the coupon interest characteristics of this bond

Export Development Canada issued a bond on March 17, 2009. The terms were as follows: Currency of denomination: Japanese yen (JPY) Denomination: JPY100,000,000 Maturity date: March 18, 2019, or an optional redemption date Redemption/payment basis: Redemption at par value Interest payment dates: March 18 and September 18 in each year Optional redemption dates: The issuer has the right to call the instruments in whole (but not in part) at par starting on March 18, 2012. Interest rate: Fixed rate for the first three years up to but excluding March 18, 2012: 1.5% March 18, 2012 – September 18, 2012 1.75% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2012 – March 18, 2013 1.75% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2013 – September 18, 2013 2.00% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2013 – March 18, 2014 2.00% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2014 – September 18, 2014 2.25% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2014 – March 18, 2015 2.25% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2015 – September 18, 2015 2.50% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2015 – March 18, 2016 2.50% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2016 – September 18, 2016 2.75% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2016 – March 18, 2017 2.75% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2017 – September 18, 2017 3.00% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2017 – March 18, 2018 3.00% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA March 18, 2018 – September 18, 2018 3.25% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA September 18, 2018 – March 18, 2019 3.25% – 6 month JPY LIBORBBA a. What is meant by JPY LIBORBBA? b. Describe the coupon interest characteristics of this bond. c. What are the risks associated with investing in this bond if the investor’s home currency is not in Japanese yen.

I need a research paper on mental illness and health.

  • Type of paperResearch Paper
  • SubjectEnglish
  • Number of pages6
  • Format of citationMLA
  • Number of cited resources8
  • Type of serviceWriting

I need a research paper on mental illness and health. I would like it to explain what is mental illness, how many people suffer from it, an in-depth review of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and how it can be treated.

Present Value of $1 at Compound Interest

Be You Apparel Inc. is considering two investment projects. The estimated net cash flows from each project are as follows:
Each project requires an investment of $480,000. A rate of 15% has been selected for the net present value analysis.
Present Value of $1 at Compound Interest
Year 6% 10% 12% 15% 20%
1 0.943 0.909 0.893 0.870 0.833
2 0.890 0.826 0.797 0.756 0.694
3 0.840 0.751 0.712 0.658 0.579
4 0.792 0.683 0.636 0.572 0.482
5 0.747 0.621 0.567 0.497 0.402
6 0.705 0.564 0.507 0.432 0.335
7 0.665 0.513 0.452 0.376 0.279
8 0.627 0.467 0.404 0.327 0.233
9 0.592 0.424 0.361 0.284 0.194
10 0.558 0.386 0.322 0.247 0.162
1. a. Compute the cash payback period for each project.
b. Compute the net present value. Use the present value of $1 table
above. If required, use the minus sign to indicate a negative net
present value.
2. Prepare a brief report advising management on the relative merits
of each project. The input in the box below will not be graded, but may
be reviewed and considered by your instructor.

Module 2 Discussion Healthcare Exploration

Healthcare professions work in various environments to fulfill their roles and responsibilities to provide healthcare services. Pick a healthcare profession and an environment they work within and discuss the role they play within that environment along with the interaction they have with other healthcare professions and patients. How does their role impact other healthcare professions and patients if they make a mistake? Finally, discuss why interdisciplinary healthcare teamwork is important to a healthcare organization and patients.

My Profession: Administrator in NICU in hospital or Administrator in Pediatric Office



Annotation of a Qualitative Research Article
Submit: Annotation of a Qualitative Research Article
This week, you will submit the annotation of a qualitative research article on a topic of your interest. This annotation is a precursor to the annotated bibliography assignment due in Week 10.
An annotation consists of three separate paragraphs that cover three respective components: summary, analysis, and application. These three components convey the relevance and value of the source. As such, an annotation demonstrates your critical thinking about, and authority on, the source topic. This week’s annotation is a precursor to the annotated bibliography assignment due in Week 10.
An annotated bibliography is a document containing selected sources accompanied by a respective annotation of each source. In preparation for your own future research, an annotated bibliography provides a background for understanding a portion of the existing literature on a particular topic. It is also a useful first step in gathering sources in preparation for writing a subsequent literature review as part of a dissertation.
Please review the assignment instructions below and click on the underlined works for information about how to craft each component of an annotation.
It is recommended that you use the grading rubric as a self-evaluation tool before submitting your assignment.
By Day 7
· Annotate one qualitative research article from a peer-reviewed journal on a topic of your interest.
· Provide the reference list entry for this article in APA Style followed by a three-paragraph annotation that includes:
o A summary
o An analysis
o An application as illustrated in this example
· Format your annotation in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. A separate References list page is not needed for this assignment.
· Sample paper to assist with assignment
Thomée, S., Dellve, L., Härenstam, A., & Hagberg, M. (2010). Perceived connections between information and communication technology use and mental symptoms among young adults-a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 66.
The topic of the qualitative study by Thomée, Dellve, Härenstam & Hagberg (2010) is “Perceived connections between information and communication technology use and mental symptoms among young adults”. The authors of this study were aimed on discovering a possible link between the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and unhealthy mental conditions, including major depressive disorder (MDD), stress, and sleep disorders. This study doesn’t have a theoretical basis, because it is focused on creating a theory of how ICT may cause unhealthy mental conditions (Thomée et al., 2010).  Some previous studies have identified that frequent use of the internet, email, messengers, and computers, is associated with unhealthy mental conditions, however causal mechanisms were not identified (Thomée et al., 2010). Hence, the authors of this study conducted a semi-structured interview with 32 young adults who reported high ICT. Participants were divided into 2 groups. The first group consisted of 28 high computer users, while the second group consisted of 20 high mobile phone users (Thomée et al., 2010).
The semi-structured interviews were conducted by the main author of the research. The author used qualitative interviews, which means that participants were asked open questions about connection between ICT and unhealthy mental conditions. In addition, the participant’s mental condition was assessed by a physician (Thomée et al., 2010). The data acquired during the interviews was analyzed with a qualitative content analysis. These researchers created the model based on the analyzed data. The model presented possible paths for associations between ICT use and mental symptoms. It was found that the main cause of negative mental conditions is high quantitative use of computers and smartphones (Thomée et al., 2010). Participants who used computers for a long periods of time reported that they were stuck in different unproductive activities such as web surfing and playing games. As a result, they had a feeling of the wasted time. Some participants also claimed that high use of ICT leads to feeling of loneliness (Thomée et al., 2010). In addition, long use of computers may have impact on physiological health.
In both groups, several people have reported perceived connection between high ICT use and different mental symptoms, including depression. Some of the participants had stress and sleep disturbances that are also associated with MDD. Six men and six women were diagnosed with a various psychiatric disorders. Four participants were diagnosed with a mild depression, while two participants were diagnosed with a moderate depression (Thomée et al., 2010).
The authors claimed that physiological problems foster the depression. Participants with long periods spent using mobile devices reported similar problems. It can be explained by the fact that not responding to SMS or calls may cause a feeling of guilt (Thomée et al., 2010). The researchers also claimed that another possible factor causing depression is that people prefer to tell bad news via SMS than face to face. In addition, it was mentioned that certain technological factors like electromagnetic radiation may affect mental condition (Thomée et al., 2010). It is important to mention that some participants claimed that ICT is not a primary cause of depression and that depression should be associated with a working activities that are often done with a help of computers. The authors note that some studies have found a direct connection between high psychological demands at work and risks of MDD development (Thomée et al., 2010).
The research question is well framed because it addresses a specific problem, and significant because it the problem it addresses is significant (Burkholder et al., 2016). Due to the rapid development of ICTs, it is important to conduct studies focused on discovering potentially negative impacts of computers and smartphones. The authors have provided a brief description of previous articles, hence relation of the research question to existing body of knowledge is quite strong (Thomée et al., 2010). According to some previous studies, 75% of 16-24-year-old Swedes used internet every day and more than 90% had computers. Another study described by the authors claim that ICTs provided both opportunities and risks, including negative impact on physiological and psychological condition (Thomée et al., 2010). Moreover, emailing and chatting were associated with depression and created symptoms that directly lead to MDD.  According to the APA (2013), stress, sleep disorders, loneliness, apathy, guilt, and depression are all criteria that can be used in diagnosing MDD in patients. These were all symptoms described by participants in this study (Thomée et al., 2010). Therefore, this article makes a significant contribution to an existing body of knowledge by providing detailed information about high ICT use and depression.
The authors didn’t use any theory while conducting their research; instead these researchers derived their theory from the results of their research. This means that they used the inductive method (de Vaus, 2001). The research was aimed on interpreting answers to open-ended questions. All stages of the research were described in detail and in scientific language (Thomée et al., 2010). The research methods used in this qualitative study were therefore appropriate. The first method used was observation with a help of semi-structured interviews. The second method was interpretation that was made by coding of information acquired during the interviews and creating a model. Hence, the authors have used all methods appropriate to answer the research question (Thomée et al., 2010).
It is also worth noting that the sample size used was not very big, but the amount of participants is enough for a qualitative study. It is possible that the study results were influenced by bias, because analysis and interviews were made by the main author (Thomée et al., 2010). Moreover, there are also some limitations presented in this study. Participants belonged to high achieving academic programs and their socio-economic status was not considered (Thomée et al., 2010). These specific issues pose some threats to generalization of the results.
Finally, there were inclusion criteria used for participants. Only those who reported about high computer or mobile phone exposure and had at least two of the following symptoms: depression, stress, and sleep disturbances could become participants (Thomée et al., 2010). Here, there was a self-reporting, self-selecting sample of participants. Because almost all people in modern society use smartphones and computers, and only participants who claim to suffer from certain symptoms were considered, there would appear to be a link that might not be causal. Similarly, however, any variable could be used in the place of ICTs and might result in similar findings, regardless of the actual causation. Therefore, to insure more accurate results, it would be more effective to conduct research on people with high ICT use, and analyze how many of these people have symptoms of MDD, depression, stress, sleep disorders, or other unhealthy mental conditions.
This article addresses a meaningful gap in the other sources in this field, because it is focused on researching influence of modern technologies on mental condition. As discussed in the article, there are numerous problems directly and indirectly associated with smartphone and computer use (Thomée et al., 2010). Thus, the article fills a gap in the literature, because it is aimed on discovering connection between depression, sleep disorders, stress and ICT’s. The impact of ICT’s can be quite significant, because they can be used to avoid social interactions or even cause a psychological addiction. Modern technologies reduce the amount of real life communication, and this lack of communication may be related to high rates of MDD among young adult population (Thomée et al., 2010). Furthermore, communication over the internet is far different from real life communication, and the main difference is anonymity. People tend to act antisocially when they are protected by anonymity (Grigg, 2010). This can, of course lead to additional symptoms of depression, as antisocial behavior towards others, or anonymous cyberbullying, can affect the mental condition of the target.
It can be claimed that this article informs future researches on depression by providing a valuable information about how ICT’s can contribute to the development of MDD and other related symptoms such as sleep disorders and stress. As mentioned above, MDD is often associated with sleep disorders and other unhealthy conditions, so it should be considered as a complex problem (APA, 2013). In addition, the qualitative methods used in this article can be applied to find out what factors participants perceive as the most contributing to development of their MDD. Hence, qualitative interviews can be potentially helpful for identifying the major causes of MDD. Methods used in this research can also be applied to codify the qualitative interviews and create a model describing relation between different factors and MDD.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., & Crawford, L. M. (2016). The scholar-practitioner’s guide to research design. Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.
de Vaus, D. A. (2001). Research design in social research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Grigg, D. W. (2010). Cyber-aggression: definition and concept of cyberbullying. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 20(02), 143-156.
Thomée, S., Dellve, L., Härenstam, A., & Hagberg, M. (2010). Perceived connections between information and communication technology use and mental symptoms among young adults-a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 66.

Current policy: Discuss the current (as per the case study) IT cybersecurity policy.

Question description
This is the final phase of the case study assignments. The primary purpose of this project is for you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles covered in this course. You will create a minimum 12 PowerPoint slides to summarize the policy review conducted and your recommendations for the next steps the merged company should take to protect its data and information assets. The cover, summary/conclusion and reference slides are not part of the slide count. It will also include a minimum of 5 references. The grading rubric provides additional information about content and formatting of your presentation.
Each policy review and recommendations presentation should address the following:

  • Current policy: Discuss the current (as per the case study) IT cybersecurity policy.
  • New technology: Describe the functionality of the new technology selected for implementation and the challenges associated with the current cybersecurity policy. Identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could be introduced by the new technology that might not be mitigated by technological configuration management.
  • Recommendations: Discuss revisions and modifications that must be made to the current IT cybersecurity policy to ensure that the new technology does not compromise the organization’s cybersecurity posture. Address the inter- and intra-organization leadership, managerial, and policy challenges and effects associated with the recommendations.