Ethics, Privacy and Security with Inform

Research a case related to ethics, privacy or security that is based on information technology. Write a summary of the case and include an analysis covering various topics presented in the course text and in class.
Your paper shall be well-structured and clearly written. Minimally, you should include sections providing background information on the specific case chosen, analysis of the case (make sure you tie your analysis to specific topics covered in the course text and in class) and a conclusion.
Your paper shall not exceed 4 pages in length and you must reference at least 3 sources and properly include the citations in a bibliography.
Grading Rubric:

Organization: Overall: Well-planned and well-thought out. Includes title, introduction, statement of main idea, transitions and conclusion.

Content:Exceptionally well-presented and argued; ideas are detailed, well-developed, supported with specific evidence & facts, as well as examples and specific details.

Citations & Bibliography:All cited works, both text and visual, are done in the correct format with no errors.
Grammar & Mechanics:Excellent grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation.

Ethical Hacking

You are to infiltrate the provided system and attain root level privileges. Additionally there are five flags, these flags are represented as values and are awarded at each point of system compromise. Look for them in home directories, web pages etc.

You are to write a report outlining each test / attack run against the system and the result. You must follow a process, which should be defined prior to the commencement of testing. Your report should include the flags as well as any credentials you uncover as part of your hacking endeavours.

Note: You must compromise the system over the network, local, physical or other attacks requiring direct interaction with the target system are not valid for the purposes of the assignment.

Example flag: chahNaelia9zohlaseiPaich0QuoWoh8ohfaenaiQuaetaebushoakarai6lainohjongoneesoocahdei6guosiethae7uwuu5Kaid9eisah8EChoo4kaiGh2eit2mu

 

Postgraduate students: You must also write the following software and include it as part of your submission:
• Basic TCP port scanner
• Password cracker (of the type required to complete the case study)

Submission Requirements
You must include the following in your submission:
• Your report containing:
o Cover Page
o Table of Contents
o Executive Summary
o Defined Methodology
o Testing Log (should allow repeatability)
o Results & Recommendations
• Postgraduate Students:
o Your source code for tools used
o Compilation and usage instructions

 

Life Comparisings

Draw a comparison between the visual and symbolic qualities of the two
Last Supper
paintings that we have examined. How does Tintoretto’s version differ from the more
popular fresco by da Vinci; explain the reasons which exist for these differences? What
was each artist attempting to communicate through their portrayal? Also, what can be
interpreted about the variation between the ‘moment’ that each painting represents? Does
this difference suggest some distinction in the artists’ intentions, and does it produce a
difference in the feeling you experience in their observation? Finally, which painting do
you feel more adequately touches upon artistic merits, be it of aesthetic or spiritual
significance

Health Insurance/Healthcare Reform

Assignment Directions: Use the persuasive Essay outline on the next page to outline your persuasive essay by completing the following:1.Write your thesis as a complete sentence (as you would in your essay) in the “Thesis Sentence”section under the Introductory Paragraph heading in the outline below.2create a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs that comprise the body of your essay.A.)Record the topic sentences in each of the “Topic Sentences” sections under the “support for Thesis” headings in the outline below.B) Your topic sentences should support your thesis and provide transitions between the paragraphs. 3.write a least three details for each topic sentence.A) these details should provide support for the topic sentence.B)Remember to include at least one in text citation for each supporting paragraph.4.writ a concluding sentence under the “conclusion” heading in the outline below. A) your concluding sentence should be your thesis restated in different words.
Introductory Paragraph:
Hook:
Background and contextual information:
Thesis Sentence:
Support for Thesis 1(Subtopic 1)
Persuasive Topic Sentence including position and subtopic 1:
Detail A: Detail B: detail C:
Transitional Sentence:
Support for Thesis 2(Subtopic 2) Persuasive Topic Sentence including position and subtopic 3.
Detail A. B. C Transitional Sentence:
Support for Thesis 3(Subtopic 3) same as 1&2.
Conclusion:
Paraphrase thesis statement (restated in different words):
Summarize main points:
Final remarks
References: organize all. References in alphabetical order based on author ‘s last name. Indents by 1/2 inch.

Assume that labor and management are negotiating a labor agreement. The wage spread becomes an issue of disagreement: Management wants a wider wage spread, and the union wants a smaller wage spread. Why should management be cautious about the union’s proposal (even though the total costs may be the same)?

Discussion response 200 words:
Assume that labor and management are negotiating a labor agreement. The wage spread becomes an issue of disagreement: Management wants a wider wage spread, and the union wants a smaller wage spread.

Why should management be cautious about the union’s proposal (even though the total costs may be the same)?

Response to the question below on a separate page:
Which party (union or management) would likely be in a stronger position to bargain for its preferred wage outcome under the following conditions, and why?
◾ high profits, an expanding market share, a healthy economy, and the cost of living rising less than two percent per year
◾ low profits, stagnant sales growth, uncertain economic conditions, and a projected four percent annual rise in cost of living

Research method

It is important that you have a basic understanding of the characteristics of three approaches to research as we have identified them: (1) realist/scientific/post-positivist (quantitative), (2) subjective/interpretive/constructivist (qualitative), and (3) critical/transformative. To get an overview of the characteristics and differences among the three genres refer to Chapters 1 and 2 of Creswell (2012), Cohen’s Chapter 1, and particularly the two charts: Characteristics of Research Genres and Philosophical Stances. This assignment is intended to assist you in exploring these three approaches used in conducting educational research. Familiarizing yourself with research in education and in the social sciences generally means that you should be able to identify the research approach used by social scientists.
Background
There is considerable diversity in how educational researchers approach their research as well as in the methods they use. The three approaches mentioned provide a framework that attempts to make sense of this wide array, and hopefully helps us to better understand the research that we read. A number of the methods used by researchers fall generally within these three main categories—but we recognize that there are others which do not (e.g., feminist methods and philosophical analysis).
There are different labels applied to the various research approaches. The breakdown we use parallels the one put forth by several authors including Cohen, Manion, and Morrison (2007; also 2003). These authors differentiate between positivist research, which can be thought of as traditional scientific, and naturalist research, which is interpretivist, even anti-positivist. These two categories were historically labelled quantitative and qualitative, which indicates the type of data that is common to each approach. The quantitative and qualitative language is very common, and it is what Creswell (2012) uses. Cohen et al. further identify the category of critical inquiry, which includes the political and idealogical contexts in which research is conducted and that impinge on the research process. The intent in this approach is to deliberately emancipate individuals and groups, to transform society, not just to understand them as is the overriding goal of the first two approaches.
Cohen et al. (2007, p. 27; also 2003) summarized the central concern of each of the three thus:
• Realist/scientific/post-positivist—prediction and control
• Subjective/interpretive/constructivist—understanding and interpretation
• Critical/transformative—emancipation and freedom.

Assignment Task
Find three research papers on a topic of interest, one representing each of these research approaches (but not mixed methods).
Choose a topic—presumably a research area of interest to you (e.g. class size, inclusion, technology in the classroom, differentiated instruction, homework, classroom assessment, full day kindergarten, ESL). It is preferable to use a common theme for all three articles, but you may need to use a different topic for an article because some topics do not lend themselves readily to all three approaches. Use your knowledge of the characteristics that define the three genres to select the three articles so that each is clearly representative of the approach. Choose only credible, peer reviewed journals. Do not use newspapers or popular magazines.
It may be useful to develop search criteria to find the articles. This means thinking about appropriate key words to use in your search. For example if you are interested in effective teacher professional development you may start with “teacher professional development”. You may then need to narrow your search using more specific key words like “mathematics” or “learning communities”. You may also choose key words that represent branches of the particular tradition of inquiry in which you are interested, like “interpretive” or “feminist”.
Characterize the study according to five important descriptors of the particular genre.
The article is to be selected based on the characteristics for that particular genre—realist/scientific/post-positivist (quantitative), subjective/interpretive/constructivist (qualitative), or critical/transformative. Begin with the Characteristics or Philosophical chart and the information found in your textbook, and choose the five characteristics you will use to apply for each study. Include the three abstracts in your paper, and the reference for each abstract. You do NOT have to use the same characteristics or philosophical stances for the three abstracts. You are asked to include the abstracts in your assignment, but you will need to read the entire study to understand the research and should refer to the study to support the characteristics you choose.
Part 1. (a) List and describe five characteristics (you may mix from both charts) or philosophical stances of the appropriate genre which apply to each of the three studies you have chosen. For each characteristic or philosophical stance, explain in your own words what the characteristic or philosophical stance means (you may use quotes from Creswell and others), and state clearly how this characteristic or philosophical stance applies to the article (use an example from the article for support). Three or four sentences for each characteristic or philosophical stance are appropriate.
As an example, a common characteristic that is used to distinguish realist/scientific/post-positivist (quantitative) and subjective/interpretive/constructivist (qualitative) is from “data representation”. Quantitative research uses numerical data and qualitative research often uses words as data. Quantitative research often asks questions such as “what is the effect of…” or “what is the difference…” These questions are commonly answered through statistically analyzing numerical data. Qualitative research asks questions such as “what does it mean to…” or “what do girls think about…” These questions are commonly answered by coding quotes from the participants into themes. (Please do not use this example in your assignment.)
(b) For each article, briefly explain why you think the authors decided upon the research approach that was used in the study. HINT: The reason should be related to the problem or purpose of the study. Then briefly explain why the other two research approaches were not chose. Give brief examples from the articles to support your explanations.
(c) How could you modify or extend this study using one of the other research approaches? Be specific and use an example for support.
Part 2. Read the three attached abstracts. Decide whether each study fits best with realist/scientific/post-positivist, subjective/interpretive/constructivist, or critical/transformative research. Choose one characteristic and one philosophical stance from the charts for each abstract, and provide an example from each abstract to support each characteristic and philosophical stance.
Part 3. Choose the research approach which you think best fits your worldview. You may find that you share characteristics or philosophical stances from more than one approach, but one approach may dominate. For part 2 of the assignment, you may also consider the mixed methods research approach. Choose three characteristics or philosophical stances for the research approach and connect these to your research interests. Use examples to support your reasoning. To illustrate, I might choose mixed methods and say that for one philosophical stance, epistemologically there are many kinds of knowledge that are both important and valid. Thus, if I am researching whether professional development has benefited teachers, I would value the teachers’ thoughts about what they learned and how they think they are implementing the “new teaching approach” and could interview teachers. I could also use a measure of student achievement to see if the student results would complement or expand the teachers’ thoughts. In this way, I consider both kinds of knowledge valid and important.
Format
Include the abstract for each article, including the complete reference, in the body of your assignment. Simply copy and paste the abstract from the website where you found the article.
The assignment may be completed in a grid/table format or whatever you prefer for clarity and organization.
Include references (to document your articles and additional references that you use). Use APA style.

US and Global Urbanizations

Students will review the headlines OF MAJOR NEWS MEDIUMS ( www.nytimes.com www.washingtonpost.com, CNN, BBC…etc) to identify a major challenge of urban communities in a prominent US CITY. In 3-5 pages’ students will write a case study analyses using the case study framework provided by the instructor . All papers will be graded according to the criteria set forth in the case study framework. Papers must be typewritten in 11-12-point font size (preferably Times New Roman), double spaced, and have one-inch margins all around. All papers must be submitted on their due date before class through blackboard. Late papers are subject to penalty.

Supernatural Being term paper Assignment

You (the student) must choose a supernatural being or monster found in the oral, literary, ritual or other traditions of any cultural group (past or present) and write a strong academic paper discussing the phenomenon that is 8-12-page long (appx. 2,000-3,000 words, double spaced). Theoretical paradigms, analytical approaches and aspects of focus are entirely open to your discretion, but must reflect academic practices that are used in such research (functionalist analyses, textual analyses, comparative studies, historical-etymological, psychoanalytical, &c. or combinations of various approaches).

The supernatural being I chose is dracula and I have 8 references to be read and in base of those should write a paper as outlined above. it should have origins of the legend, functionality in society, an analysis of the symbolism about dracula and what its function in society.

Cost analysis and Estimation

Breakeven Analysis. The Truck Stop is a repair facility specializing in the maintenance and repair of diesel engines just outside of Carlisle, Pennsylvania–one of the largest trucking hubs in the U.S. The business manager of the Truck Stop has been asked by the owners to prepare a financial analysis of the potential of a 24-hour repair operation. Opening such a center would require remodeling the facility and the hiring of some additional staff. Estimated first year expenses for the Truck Stop’s diesel service center are:

Support staff salary expense $ 15,000
Mechanic Salary expense 80,000
Supplies 4,000
Equipment 5,000
Remodeling 10,000
Electricity, heat, and taxes 8,000
Total expenses $122,000

Mechanic and staff salary expenses are estimated on an hourly basis, reflecting additional salary and overtime costs. Supplies and remodeling expenses are above and beyond those required for normal facility operations. Equipment costs represent a prorated share of the centers fixed equipment-leasing costs. Electricity costs of $2,000 reflect additional anticipated usage, whereas heat and taxes of $6,000 reflect an allocated share of fixed expenses.

Please Calculate breakeven revenue for the Truck Stop’s proposed 24-hour diesel service center.

 

12. Profit Contribution Analysis. Kathy’s Bakery is a local full-service bakery in Omaha, Nebraska. Kathy sells loaves of wheat bread for $3 a loaf. Of this amount, $1.50 is profit contribution. She is considering an attempt to differentiate her shop from several other competitors by only producing a special rice bread for customers allergic to wheat. Doing so would increase her unit cost by 50¢ per rice loaf. Current monthly profits are $400 on 800 unit sales.

A. Assuming average variable costs are constant at all output levels, what is Kathy’s total cost function before the proposed change?

B. What will the total cost function be if rice loafs are produced?

C. Assume rice loaf prices remain stable at $3. What percentage increase in sales would be necessary to maintain current profit levels?

 

13. Multiplant Operation. Nature’s Green, Inc., a manufacturer of alfalfa tablets sold in health-food stores, currently operates just outside of Meno, California. Nature’s Green is considering two alternative proposals for expansion, because it has run out of acreage to grow its organically-farmed alfalfa. It has found the following sites where farmers are willing to supply organic alfalfa: Alternative 1: Construct a single plant in Big Cabin, Oklahoma with a monthly production capacity of 50,000 cases, a monthly fixed cost of $275,000, and a variable cost of $100 per case. Alternative 2: Construct three plants, one each in Eudora, Kansas, Springfield, Missouri, and Tonkawa, Oklahoma, with capacities of 25,000, 20,000 and 15,000, respectively, and monthly fixed costs of $200,000, $175,000, and $160,000 each. Variable costs would be only $95 per case because of lower distribution costs. To achieve these cost savings, sales from each smaller plant would be limited to demand within its home state. The total estimated monthly sales volume of 49,000 cases in these three southeastern states is distributed as follows: 20,000 cases in Kansas, 15,000 cases in Missouri, and 14,000 cases in Oklahoma.

A. Assuming a wholesale price of $120 per case, calculate the breakeven output quantities for each alternative.

B. Assuming sales at the projected levels, which alternative expansion scheme provides Nature’s Green with the highest profit per month?

C. If sales increase to production capacities, which alternative would prove to be more profitable?

Your task is to prepare a 4-page document that John can share with his father (and potentially also with his grandfather) that provides sufficient detail on the areas highlighted above toward helping John make the case for establishing a Canadian subsidiary.

Individual Research Project (#1)

It is September 2018. Your good friend John Ho has reached out to you with a business opportunity (he knows all about your entrepreneurial tendencies!). His father (Ho On-ping) has been pressuring him to decide if John wishes to be involved with their family business (Ho Tak Kee Book Co. Ltd.). John is torn because he knows the traditional book publishing and printing industry is facing challenges, and he’s not sure if he should become involved. John also feels a jealous of his older brother who refused his father’s request to join the family business, as John knows there are endless opportunities awaiting him in the accounting field. A part of him wants to turn his back on the family business (which would deeply disappoint his father) and focus on his own dreams and plans as a successful accountant. However, another part of John really wants to take up the challenge of evolving Ho Tak Kee into the future, and he is worried that he might be foolish to miss this readily available opportunity.

Ho Take Kee was founded in 1953 by John’s grandfather (Ho Tak-ming, who is still active in the business) and was incredibly successful for several decades. In the 1960s and 70s (due to a limited number of other entertainment options at the time), they published over 40 popular titles every year, with some even being adapted as TV series and movies. Given the increasing demand for their books, Tak-ming set up one of the first professional printing houses in Macau (Daily Printing Company, a subsidiary of Ho Tak Kee) in the 1960s, which allowed them to manage all aspects of their book production. This decision to establish a printing house also evolved into producing stationary to meet the evolving demands of Chinese consumers. In fact, with increasing competition facing book printing and publishing, in the 1980s stationary sales became (and to this day remains) the major source of income for Ho Tak Kee.

As he’s been considering his options, John has realized that if he commits to joining the family business, it is imperative for Ho Tak Kee to expand into other markets if it is to survive and be successful into the future. John has approached you with the idea of you – yes you! – heading up a Canadian subsidiary of Ho Tak Kee. He’s not too concerned quite yet with what specifically Ho Tak Kee will adopt as a market focus in Canada, but he does want to get a sense of what the Canadian business environment looks like. Without this information, he won’t be able to make the case for expansion and he’ll have to walk away from being involved with Ho Tak Kee.

John has provided you with a range of internal information and background regarding the business and the family dynamics surrounding it (see the Ho Tak Kee business case). John however feels very uninformed in terms of the Canadian business environment in which a subsidiary of Ho Tak Kee would operate. John wants to know more about the economic, demographic, technological and cultural forces that might be relevant to a decision to expand Ho Tak Kee into Canada. Another area of uncertainty for John and the possibility of a Canadian subsidiary is how these four forces might affect the supply and demand of workers available from the Canadian labour market. He is particularly sensitive to this question because Ho Tak Kee has struggled to attract and retain suitable employees into a company rooted in tradition (and within mature industry) that isn’t always viewed as ‘exciting’ or ‘progressive’, and he feels this challenge will only grow as fewer and fewer family members want to work with Ho Tak Kee.

 

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Connected to that, he is also keen to hear your thoughts on what specific strategies might be available to address anticipated labour shortages (lack of suitable employees) that could face a Canadian subsidiary of Ho Tak Kee. Lastly, John is curious how you would approach the recruitment and selection of employees for the Canadian subsidiary should this plan proceed.

Your task is to prepare a 4-page document that John can share with his father (and potentially also with his grandfather) that provides sufficient detail on the areas highlighted above toward helping John make the case for establishing a Canadian subsidiary. John remembers you talking about how much you’re learning at the human resource management course and has asked that you based your document primarily on what you’ve covered in your course thus far, including the chapters covered in your textbook. Given the specific industry that Ho Tak Kee is operating in,
in will be necessary to do some background research and reading beyond your
textbook, which could potentially include a mix of web resources, journal articles and/or other texts that look at both the printing/publishing industry as well as Canadian-focused resources.

 

Shifting to the specific details and requirements for the purposes of Human resource management :

You are expected to incorporate relevant content from chapters 1, 3, 5 and 6 of the Human resource management textbook (in addition to what is covered in class related to those chapters) as well as
relevant background research that supports your thinking (5-10 references);
You do not need to develop an extensive introduction or conclusion for your document (assuming John and his father and grandfather are the audience, they already know everything there is to know about their Ho Tak Kee), however it would be worthwhile to provide some context (a brief introduction) specific to this document;
You are free to structure your document as you wish, however you should provide relatively equal/balanced attention to the four bolded areas of focus John noted above;
Your document will be evaluated based on a combination of: incorporating sufficient and relevant course and textbook content; incorporating sufficient and relevant background research; alignment of thinking and an appropriate balance across the four focus areas identified; adhering to the style and formatting requirements (noted below)

Your entire document should be 4 pages in length (not including cover page and reference page), double-spaced, with margins of 1 inch and 11-point font size (Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman). Footnotes or in-text citations are not required; however, you do need to include a list of references/bibliography (web links, articles and otherwise) that you relied on to inform the development of your paper. You can use any commonly recognized format for your references (APA; MLA; Chicago Manual of Style).