This assignment is to write a two page research paper addressing a particularly significant cyber attack that has occurred in the past 5 years.
Several questions have emerged about the term, “Usage Domains”.
For example, given a cyberattack on medical systems (Dr offices, hospitals, treatment facilities, etc), the “Usage Domains” could be expressed as follows:
Consumer financial information
Profiling (looking for specific physical characteristics prescribed drugs), financial, etc.
UCF – CECS
Research Paper 1
Cyberattack Case Study
January 21, 2021
1 Cyberattack Case Study
In this assignment youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll write a short analysis of a significant cyberattack that:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Occurred in the last 5 years
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Impacted more than one million accounts
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Exposed personally identifiable information or caused significant military, political, or
1.1 Important report criteria
Make sure your paper addresses the following items about the cyberattack that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve selected.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The history of its development
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Is this attack the first from the attackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creator?
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Were previous attacks successful?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The purpose of the attack
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Its intended usage domain, and the general characteristics of the attackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s penetration
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ One distinctive feature or trait that set it apart from other attacks, either historically or at
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Whether it or any of its descendants remain in use, and why
1.1.1 Document requirements
Make sure the report is formatted as follows:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 12 point font
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 1 inch margins
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Line spacing set to 1.5
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ minimum 2 pages of text
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ More pages are allowed to provide for images
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ There is still the two pages of text minimum
You need two references, one of which may be an online reference to the cyberattack and the
other of which should be a manual, textbook, or contemporary article describing it.
This is not a formal research paper but you must cite any source you use using the UCF APA
Guidelines and Tools, and you must write all material in your own terms, not merely copy and
1.1.2 Suggested Outline
Please make sure that your paper addresses all the items in the Report Criteria. It will belp you
to organize your paper based on the outline suggested below.
2. History of development
3. General characteristics
4. Usage domain(s)
5. Active descendants
1.2 Submission Instructions
Submit your assignment to WebCourses as a Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or PDF file.
The assignment shall be submitted via WebCourses. There should only be one file in the
submission. That file should be a PDF, a WORD document, or an OpenOffice document.
Make sure that your full name and NID are clearly visible in the upper right corner of each page
in the document. The class section number should be in the lower right hand corner.
Table 1.1: Grading Rubric
Report does not address financial, military, political, or
– 20 No references or citations.
– 10 Does not address the attackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history
– origin (company or organization)
– 10 Does not explain usage domain, for example:
– industrial controls
– power/energy distribution
– project management
– 10 Does not address whether any active descendants still in
Start with 100 points and deduct per the schedule above
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