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Week 5 assignment

Instructions: The Draft Research Paper is due at the end of Week 5 of the course (6 – 8 pages not including the Cover Page or the References listing – APA 6th Edition formatting). The draft will count as 15% of the final grade and the final will count as 25% of the final grade. The paper will follow a conventional paper format (Cover page, Body of Paper with introduction, discussion / analysis / argument / body, conclusion, and references pages). See the Writing Expectations contained in the Policies section of the Syllabus for specific focus areas / guidance as well as conforming with APA 6th edition style guidelines. The objective of creating a draft research paper includes the desire to review your progress and to provide feedback on key aspects that may require additional research and / or development. As this is a progressive research paper activity, within this draft paper your cost-effective security strategy, underpinned by security metrics, should be assessing and identifying issues associated with your selected research topic discussion. Further, initial insights should be emerging at this point that will turn into recommended mitigation actions in your final research paper.

Submission Instructions: See the Writing Instructions in your Syllabus as well as inserted below. Please submit a Word document in the defined format to your Assignment folder by 11:55PM, Sunday, EST. Your writing assignment should also be run through TurnItIn to aid in preparing for your Final Research Paper and also as a tool to help with proper citation of research source material and appropriate attribution of that material. See the TurnItIn instructions contained in the course Lessons area