Benchmark – network threat identification

 

To properly defend a given network, Cyber Security Specialists have to be able to identify threats as they appear on a network in order to mitigate their longstanding affects, should they go undetected.

Using a free timeline creator of your choice (must have download capabilities), create a timeline that outlines the history and evolution of cybersecurity threats.

Be sure that the timeline includes the following:

  1. A history of viruses, malware, and other recurring software enigmas
  2. A history and explanation of the birth of ransomware
  3. The evolution of firewalls and other network security defense systems
  4. The initiation of white hat vs. black hat hacking
  5. The evolution of tools (software and hardware) used to mitigate cybersecurity threats
  6. The historical exploits affecting current security architecture and deployment

Then, in a 250- to 500-word document, explain how the evolution of cybersecurity threat solutions and cybersecurity laws affect security architecture and design. Provide supporting rationales with concrete evidence.

Download the timeline to a document compatible with the learning management system and submit both documents.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopeWrite.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

MS Cybersecurity

1.4: Evaluate the appropriate security solutions required to design a security architecture.