Discuss the following, supplying citations to support any information that you provide.  Do not include your opinion, only what you can support with a citation.  Address the following topics.

  1. What is malware?
    1. Discuss at least five types, describing each.
    2. Discuss what they are and what they do.
    3. Discuss a notable instance of each type
  2. What impact can malware have on an organization
  3. How can an organization reduce risks associated with malware?  (Hint: talk about appropriate types of policies, procedures, and the use of technology)
  4. What is software piracy or license violations?
    1. What can an organization do to avoid it?
    2. What are the potential consequences of it?
    3. What relationship does it have with malware?

For all writing assignments ensure that you do the following:

  • Write 1000 to 1500 words in APA format.
  • Utilize at least five scholarly references.
  • Note that scholarly references do not include Wikipedia, .COM websites, blogs, or other non-peer reviewed sources.
  • Utilize Google Scholar and/or the university library.
  • Do not copy and paste bulleted lists.  Instead, read the material and in your words, describe the recommendation citing the source.
  • Review the rubric to see how you will be graded.
  • Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment.
  • The second instance of plagiarism will result in your failure of this class.
  • If you use a source, cite it.  If you do not, it is plagiarism.
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