Category Archives: Information technology

Any topic (writer’s choice)

When writing your article, consider your audience.  Your audience would be well-informed, intelligent individuals with a wide range of interests. But they are not necessarily specialists in cyber security.  Consider a wide range of folks – election officials, local government leaders, business leaders, managers, elections staff and tech specialists. Your readers want to be provoked, surprised, and presented with memorable information and rigorous analysis. They dont want long-winded arguments, insider jargon, narrow topics, or excessively technical writing. The ideal written article strikes a balance: It is a reference for debate among specialists, but it also engages and informs a general-interest reader. Sharp analytical thinking should complement your reporting. Be sure to use original data, anecdotes, and wit to draw in readers. I look forward to reading your work! Before you begin, keep a few things in mind:  * Areas of Interest – data breaches, security-related research, social media analysis, intelligence community research, hacking tools, forensics, data analysis, security products, and more!!  * Steer clear of wonky, technical language. I want you making big ideas accessible to the widest possible audience. The Weekly Blog Post Assignment: Select a relevant news article on the topic of information security and write about it.  – the topic can include what was listed above in ‘Areas of Interest’ and more… 1 – Post the source in APA format. 2 – Summarize the article – Recite what you read in your own words (150 words or less). 3 – An unordered list of EACH of the major points of the article (as many as necessary). 4 – How does the topic you chose have an effect on the topic of information security?    — How does it affect elections infrastructure / operations? [think impact!]      — What is the value being provided?    — Who is doing it/creating it/publishing it/etc.. 5 – Provide a recommendation. What can be done differently to remediate this attack now/prevent such an attack in the future?    — Demonstrate analysis of your chosen topic.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

When writing your article, consider your audience.  Your audience would be well-informed, intelligent individuals with a wide range of interests. But they are not necessarily specialists in cyber security.  Consider a wide range of folks – election officials, local government leaders, business leaders, managers, elections staff and tech specialists.
Your readers want to be provoked, surprised, and presented with memorable information and rigorous analysis. They dont want long-winded arguments, insider jargon, narrow topics, or excessively technical writing.
The ideal written article strikes a balance: It is a reference for debate among specialists, but it also engages and informs a general-interest reader. Sharp analytical thinking should complement your reporting. Be sure to use original data, anecdotes, and wit to draw in readers.
I look forward to reading your work!
Before you begin, keep a few things in mind:
 * Areas of Interest – data breaches, security-related research, social media analysis, intelligence community research, hacking tools, forensics, data analysis, security products, and more!!
 * Steer clear of wonky, technical language. I want you making big ideas accessible to the widest possible audience.
The Weekly Blog Post Assignment:
Select a relevant news article on the topic of information security and write about it.
 – the topic can include what was listed above in ‘Areas of Interest’ and more…
1 – Post the source in APA format.
2 – Summarize the article – Recite what you read in your own words (150 words or less).
3 – An unordered list of EACH of the major points of the article (as many as necessary).
4 – How does the topic you chose have an effect on the topic of information security?
    — How does it affect elections infrastructure / operations? [think impact!] 
    — What is the value being provided?
    — Who is doing it/creating it/publishing it/etc..
5 – Provide a recommendation. What can be done differently to remediate this attack now/prevent such an attack in the future?
    — Demonstrate analysis of your chosen topic.