CIS 502 Case Study 2 Social Engineering Attacks and Counterintelligence
Case Study 2: Social Engineering Attacks and Counterintelligence
Social engineering attacks and counterintelligence have major impacts to our national security. In July 2010, the Afghan War Diary was released in WikiLeaks. In October 2010, WikiLeaks also released the largest military leak in history – the Iraq War Logs revealing the war occupation in Iraq. This type of information is considered as classified data by the Department of Defense.
Read the article titled, “WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Classified US Military Files”, and then read the article titled, “WikiLeaks: At Least 109,000 Killed During Iraq War”.
Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you:
Describe what social engineering and counterintelligence are and their potential implications to our national security in regard to the leaked Afghan War Diary and the Iraq War Logs. Examine the importance of forming a sound information security workforce and describe the challenges faced by organizations in doing this as evidenced by the articles about the Afghan War Diary and the Iraq War Logs that were released in WikiLeaks. Predict how the Afghan War Diary and the Iraq War Logs that were released in WikiLeaks could influence organizations in regard to their security policies and risk management procedures. Propose two (2) methods to thwart this type of intelligence leak in the future and explain why each would be effective. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or...