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TOPIC: Info Systems Security

  • Discuss business information system concepts, using the accepted technical terminology, and describe the related components, functions, structures, and procedures necessary for optimum operational and managerial results.
  • Examine business scenarios, identify the business users’ needs, design, and create data capture and storage solutions for these needs, analyze this data and report on which support and improve the efficiency and productivity levels of business operations.

  • Slide deck, OER textbook, and computer

  • All the take-home components of the Midterm

  • Whiteboard activity in Teams
    What incidents are you aware of compromised safety online? Maybe your mom's facebook account was hacked or you read about a company experiencing a cyber attack?

  • Lecture Chapter 6: Information Systems Security

  • Once more about the Midterm on Thursday

  • This is either the health break for a 3-hour class or a long break for a two-part class.

  • PESTEL from SWOT (6%)
    - Students are required to find this specific SWOT Analysis themselves from the library database. Then, create a PESTEL using the information in the SWOT Analysis, information in the textbook, and the original ideas of the student. 
    - Asynchronous
    - Available from the second week of classes (Jan. 17th) until the end of the class on Feb. 3rd
    - No extensions are possible because you have been provided with more than enough time to complete this learning task.
    - A template .docx is provided for students to download and complete to then upload to the relevant dropbox. -Students are strongly encouraged to use grammar and spell-checking tools, like the Advanced Settings in Word, Grammarly, GunningFox Index, and Hemingwayapp.
    - SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
    - PESTEL = Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, Legal
    - Luo, D., & O’Halloran, R., (2017). A comparative study of hotel brand building in the U.S.A. and China. In SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications, Ltd., https://www-doi-org.ezproxy.capilanou.ca/10.4135/9781529713503
  • Gender-Based Analysis Certificate (12%)
    - The learning goal here is to examine how the Problem of Forgetting or Ignoring Gender when building Information Systems will reduce the optimum operational and managerial results of businesses and organizations in general.
    - Link: https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/gender-based-analysis-plus/take-course.html
    - Asynchronous
    - Complete the certificate on your own and then upload a screenshot or PDF of your completion certificate; thus, marking is based on a Pass/Fail marking scheme.
    - Available from the start of classes (Jan. 10th) until the end of the class on Feb. 3rdNo extensions are possible because you have been provided with more than enough time to complete this learning task.
    - Pass (as in completed) = 15/15
    - Fail (as in not completed) = 0/15
    - No extensions are possible because a Midterm is a timed assessment, and there is plenty of time to complete this assessment.

  • 20 MC questions covering Chapters 1-8
    - Synchronous
    - Will only be open and available for the 80-minute class on Feb. 3rd
    - No extensions possible (that's the whole point of a test is to be time-limited)
    - This is an Open-Book Assessment where students are encouraged to regularly consult the course textbook during the 80-minute period; however, these questions are challenging enough, and the time is limited enough, that all students are expected to study in advance.

  • Midterm: Long Answer Question (6%) 
    - The learning goal here is to thoughtfully and critically discuss how the Problem of Forgetting or Ignoring Gender in managing Business Information Systems by analyzing information and reporting back on ways to support and improve the efficiency and productivity levels of business operations.
    - Students are encouraged to read the following book in advance because the questions will be drawn from the scenarios described within it: Criado-Perez, C. (2019). Invisible women : Data bias in a world designed for men. Abrams Press. Available are a free E-book in the CapU Library
    - All students will be provided with an Excel database of the various components of the assigned book. This is the same style of excel database that you will be using in the Final Exam to create a Tableau dashboard report. I.e. This is your opportunity to get insights into what the Final Exam will be like.
    - NO extensions are possible because this is far more time than students would have been given during an in-person class to complete these questions.
    - Asynchronous
    - Available as a .docx file to download and complete to then upload for markingThe file to complete will open at the end of the class on Feb. 3rd (aka after you've completed the Multiple Choice Questions) and you will have until 9:00a.m. Monday Feb. 7th to complete and upload. - Students may consult other people when developing their answers; however, just as one does in the professional world, students must cite these conversations. Giving or sharing credit to mentors, coaches, and helpful peers is how one acts in the professional world and I expect the same of my students.

  • Read relevant textbook chapters

  • Take-Home portion of Midterm not yet completed