Recent Events Report

The information security field is changing all the time and new threats emerge every day. Thus, it is important for future professionals to stay current and up to date with the latest trends. For this assignment you will have to write three evaluations of information security event articles that have been published since January 1, 2021. Each of the three should be reasonably substantial articles, at least several paragraphs. Each evaluation should be at least 500 words. Each needs to include additional research and critical evaluation the article. Your three articles should come from three different sources as well as three different topics. Higher grades will be given to students who select different types of topics that show you have developed an understanding of the breadth of the security field. Your report should not be restating the content of the articles but rather analyzing it and demonstrating your own opinion. When due, submit a single Word file to D2L.  

  • Some suggested sources include: ArsTechnica, ThreatPost, DarkReading, Krebs on Security, Schneider on Security, BleepingComputer, CSO, SC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired, ZDNet, Information Week, Network World, Search Security, etc. 
  • You may also find linked articles from aggregators like Google News, cybersecurity subreddit or LinkedIn groups. 
  • Quality blogs are acceptable sources: List of top 50 InfoSec blogs.
  • Professional podcasts such as Darknet Diaries, Security Now, SANS, etc. are also acceptable.    

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