Johannesburg response to cyber attack

Research Paper Assignment You are assigned with the task of writing 2000 words (+/- 10%) in a critical analysis academic paper on the incident response, business continuity, and/or disaster recovery of your assigned topicwhich is an organization/company that suffered an event that made the news in the 21st century. You will research and perform critical analysis on how your assigned company managed the event/incident through the lens of the NIST CSF, NIST SP800-61r2, and other required resources for the ISSM551P course. You will need to explain the event/incident and identify what aspect(s) of contingency planning (BIA, IRP, BCP, DRP) apply. Ask yourself if the company/organization had a plan to follow? If so, was it successful? Why or why not? What worked? What didn’t work? What were the consequences? Which best practices would have improved their response and reduced the impact? Is this the first success or failure in this area for this organization? Your paper must include the following: 1. It must be 2000 words (+/- 10%) not including the works cited (you will lose marks if you exceed or fail to meet the wordcount by). 2. It must be an original work of your own research and writing skills, free of plagiarism. 3. It must be in either APA or ieee format with correct citations and references. 4. It must be written in professional academic language free of colloquialisms but also written so that a reader with an unknown level of knowledge (such as a C level executive, a board member, or manager) can understand your meaning, argument, and purpose. 5. You must use reliable sources. i.e. Trusted verifiable web resources (i.e. legitimate websites, news resources, white papers, peer reviewed works such as books, conference papers, reports journal articles, etc) NOT Wikipedia or personal blogs. 6. Your paper must have an introduction with a clearly stated thesis (an argument statement that tells the reader the point you will make. For example, XYZ company’s response to the ABC cyberattack was poorly managed due to a lack of communication or 123 Corp prevented severe financial losses due to their incident response handling). The introduction is the roadmap/outline to your paper. Following the introduction there must be a body containing the history of the attack/breach and an analysis of the incident that supports and proves your thesis. Lastly, you must write a conclusion that states how you have proven your argument and why it matters to Contingency Planning (IRP, BCP, DRP). The written part of the paper must be followed by a properly formatted list of references.