Weighty Post, computer science homework help

Weighty Posting

In order to keep discussions lively please choose at least ONE of the weighty questions below and post your draft to the discussion board no later than the start of Week 11

Compose and submit to the Weeks 10 and 11 Discussion Board, as a reply to the appropriate Weighty Post Option thread, a structured post (a structured post has an introduction, a conclusion, and a developed body that flows well – generally at least a few paragraphs – at least 250 words), using your own words, on at least one of these weighty questions:

  1. The websites above provide tips and ideas to people about online safety. They can be used as awareness tools both personally and for an organization. Find and describe one or two things you didn’t know from either of the websites. Also, discuss how these sites can be used to reduce social engineering threats.
  2. The SE book author, plus others run a social engineering capture the flag (CTF) contest at the Defcon conference. Their report provides great insight on how companies where breached and how it can be prevented. Find and read the latest summary and the report and provide your insight.
  3. Chapter 7 in the SE book lists a number of tools. Pick one of the following and discuss it. Try not to pick one already discussed or pick a different type of tool in that area. Let’s try to not duplicate topics. Also, try to find one or more Internet resources about the tool and share it with the class.
    • Lock picks
    • Cameras & recording devices
    • GPS tracker
    • Maltego
    • Social Engineering Toolkit
    • Telephone tools
    • Password profilers

You need to support your Weighty Posts with references to worthy* sources in addition to your book/book resource site and the Gartner article or video or cartoon you’re discussing. The BRUIN library is a great place to start. Feel free to use worthy* news articles as sources (remembering that they always have a bias, that is), making sure to list those and all other sources at the bottom of the post (please use more than a URL!). Quotations by famous people are allowed, as well – you only have to identify the speaker, not the specific work, in the case of well-known quotations, e.g. “If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” – Kahlil Gibran

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