MIS2101 Section 702 – Amy Lavin – Spring 2014

digital society

Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines

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How might this example of IS security breach affect your decision to purchase new devices that allow its users constant connection through their phone or internet?

How much fault should be placed on the company who falls victim to security breaches?

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and subsequent government Acts require companies to implement a “reasonable” level of security. The lack of specific guidelines and its vague language leaves room for interpretation allowing companies to spend the minimum on cybersecurity.  Do you feel the Government should pass a bill to enforce companies to uphold a standard level of cybersecurity?


The digital divide is becoming a greater issue in cities across the country due to our fast growing digital society.  How can we lessen the digital divide,  or is the digital divide the inevitable in our society today?  Read this article and answer these three questions.   RISE OF INTERNET LEARNING CREATES DIGITAL DIVIDE


  1. Should city/state and or the federal government make it a top priority to provide low-income families with school aged children free or low-income internet access and lap tops/PC’s?
  2. Temple University recycles computers and sells them to students/employees for a minimal cost.  Should Temple University expand the sale of the recycled computers to the surrounding community as a way of helping the digital divide?
  3. Kevin Hart donated 500 computers to Philadelphia’s schools and recreation centers.  What can we do to bring awareness to the cause of digital divide so that people like Kevin Hart will take note of the need in this digital society and give back to the cities inner city schools, recreation centers and libraries? 
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