Case study readings can be found in the Harvard Business Publishing course pack available for purchase here: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/899773 You will prepare and participate in two case study analyses during the semester. I will provide several questions to help you prepare to discuss each case study. Answer the questions in a way that demonstrates the depth of your understanding of the security and audit concerns represented by the case.Case study analysis is a three phase process:
Individual preparation of each case study analysis is done as a homework assignment that has you answering questions intended to prepare you for contributing in a group discussion meeting. Your analysis of the case will prepare you to learn from what others say. To fully benefit from the interchange of ideas about a case’s problem, however, you must possess a good understanding of the facts of the case and have your own ideas. Studying the case, doing your homework and answering the questions readies you to react to what others say. This is how we learn.
Group discussions are informal sessions of give and take. Come with your own ideas and leave with better understanding. By pooling your insights with the group you advance your own analysis. Discussions within small groups is also helpful for those uncomfortable talking in large classes to express their views and gain feedback.
Class discussion advances learning from the case, but does not solve the case. Rather it helps develop your understanding why you need to gain more knowledge and learn concepts that provide the basis of your intellectual toolkit you develop in class and apply in practice.
Upload your answers to the case study questions to Canvas no later than Sunday at Midnight of the week it is due. Below is the schedule for the Case Studies:
Case Study 1: A High performance computing cluster under attack: the Titan incident
Case Study 2: Data Breach at Equifax
Your written answers to the questions should not exceed one single-spaced page using 11 point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. Be sure to include each question (including number) along with the answers in your document. Do not prepare a separate cover page, instead put your name, the class section number (MIS5214), and the case name in the top-left corner of the header.
Name your submitted document file and upload it to Canvas using the following file naming convention: class number (MIS5214), followed by a dash (“-”), followed by your name (first-last), followed by a dash (“-”), followed by the Case for the assignment. For example: MIS5214-David-Lanter-Case1.pdf.