1. You just received a brand new computer for your home environment. It comes with the latest Operating System. You also have an Internet Service Provider where
you can easily use the existing network to connect to the Internet and to perform some online banking. Describe the steps you plan to go through to ensure this system
remains as secure as possible. Be sure to discuss the details of firewall settings you plan to implement within your operating system, browser privacy settings, and
recommended software (e.g., Anti-virus and others) you will install. Also, describe your password strength policy you plan to adopt, and what you envision to do to
ensure your online banking site is encrypted and using the proper certificates. Discussion of operating system patches and application updates should also be included.
As you discuss these steps, be sure to justify your decisions bringing in possible issues if these steps are not followed. You can discuss this for a specific type of
computer (e.g. MAC or PC) to make the scenario more appropriate for your environment.
2. Your son, who just turned 13, wants to join Facebook and post his picture and contact information on the site. Assuming, you are willing to allow him to have a
Facebook account, describe what types of guidelines you would discuss with him to ensure his privacy and security are protected. Be sure to justify your decisions by
describing possible issues if your guidelines are not followed.
Prepare a well-written paper, no more than 10 pages in length, addressing each of the above scenarios. Number your answer as scenario 1 and scenario 2. Only one
paper is needed to address both scenarios. Please include relevant screen shot(s). If you happen to refer any reference, or website, please make a note of those
references using the APA style.
Your document should be neat, well-written with minimal grammatical and spelling errors. Your name should be clearly listed on the first page along with the
class/section, professor and due date. Your document should contain page numbers at the bottom of each page. Single space line formatting, 12 font is acceptable.