I want you to write a journal in 4 hours

atleast 3 -4 paragraphs thats it


Each student will complete “weekly” entries into a well-organized journal that reflects how the weekly coursework (reading and assignment) and discussion has impacted their personal and professional lives. It is also used instead of a weekly quiz to ensure you’re understanding the material. Essentially, the journal – akin to a personal diary, should capture the meaningful and significant aspects of the course which generated student analysis and thought.



Competency refers to the application of the principles, policies and define procedures essential to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of data.

A core competency is an organizational unique feature or strength that provides highly competitive advantage and position in the market place, delivers value to customers and contributes to continuation of organizational growth.

Core competencies basically comprises of fundamental knowledge, ability or specific expertise in a distinct subject area or skill set which allows the business to reach out to a wider market and cannot be easily faced out by competitors. Companies with specific capabilities and control in the market place such as unique feature in data storage or development of applications for accounting are said to have a core competencies in the mentioned areas.

Cyber security is defined as the protection of information system in an organization and its resources from any form of attack so as to ensure that risks are minimized to reduce interruptions of the whole system.

Physical security core competencies

Physical Security

Physical security include identifying the standards, procedures, policies, regulations and laws that govern physical security. The value of physical resources is determined by its impact in the whole system

It also involves identifying resources needed to enable a successful implementation of a physical security plan. A physical security performance measurement system should be established so as to guard the system against any form of insecurity.

 Cyber Security

Vulnerability Management

In software development, vulnerability management is now days very crucial. It involves protecting the system from any type of treat to the system, networks and even applications. Network vulnerability management involves the use of tools such as antivirus to guard their systems against viruses, firewalls and even systems that can detect any form of treat that may interfere with the information system.  Security tests should also be carried out to find out network securities. This tests the network from the attacker’s perspective, allowing testers to discover vulnerabilities before attackers have the chance.

  • Penetration Testing

This can be used to reveal how security policies are used to protect organization resources. They also test security policy. Compliance testing thus can be internal, external, blind or even double blind. Penetration testing should be conducted to achieve compliance with the standards and regulations of the organization.

  • Cyber threat analysis

Cyber threat analysis is a process in which the knowledge of both internal and external information vulnerabilities related to a particular organization is matched against real-world cyber-attacks. It is set to do away with cyber-attacks. It gives the best practices of

With respect to cyber security, this threat-oriented approach to combating cyber-attacks represents a smooth transition from a state of reactive security to a state of proactive one. Moreover, the desired result of a threat assessment is to give best practices on how to maximize the protective instruments with respect to availability, confidentiality and integrity, without turning back to usability and functionality conditions.

Computer Incident response

            This involves a team that come together to consider the type of vulnerabilities that are affecting the information system. In case of an incidence then the incidence response team is brought together to tackle the issue and solve the situation before it is so intense.

It refers to the application of investigation and techniques of analysis application to gather and obtain information from any computing device that may have been lost or are needed in order to a given system

Perspectives of core competencies

Vulnerability attack management tests the network from the attacker’s perspective, this allows the testers to discover vulnerabilities before attackers get a chance into the system

In computer incidence response, the team to tackle the issue in case of an attack may be unavailable and hence placing the system back to its normal working may be difficult, the team may disagree on issues also and this leads to the case of a incidence not being solved as needed.

Perspectives of penetrative testing is that the old and new versions adds multi user support for team based penetration testing and multi-session support, allowing concurrent exploits and sessions with multiple targets simultaneously.

Physical competencies are issues that may be seen as small but in the real sense crucial in systems. Perspectives are that vulnerabilities into the system are not seen from the physical section but instead emphasize on cyber secure. In cyber treat analysis, it is not easy to identify a treat or vulnerability and come up with a good trend in which one can easily predict attacks.

Why some operational contingencies are considered “core”? What would be an example of a noncore competency?

A company’s core operation is the one thing that it can do better than the existing Competitors. It is considered core because it the base from which expansion should occur in the event of major strategic deterioration, and it is able to meet the demands of contingencies that might arise in the shorter term.

These operations are considered core because they are the significant operations that aims to prepare an organization to react well to an emergency. Core operations are important since it cannot be transferred to service provider in case of outsourcing. Accounting and payroll systems are the core contingencies in an organization since they cannot be outsourced.

Organizations intend to seal off their technical cores from environmental effects as much as possible to make them operate adequately and respond adversely to any unforeseen emergency which can be a threat to the security of the company. If a company fails to protect the technical core, the environment will have a greater influence on it.

Uniformity and constancy are considered the most useful dimensions to describe the technical core operational contingencies. Organizations protect the technical core from environmental influences to operate at a higher level. Core operations provides potential access to a wide variety of markets,   they make a significant contribution to the perceived customer benefits of the end product and are not easily imitated by the competitor.

Security operations

Operational securities involve measures and precautions taken in order to ensure that the system is secure and free from any kind of treat or vulnerability. It includes, access control, operational security policy, authorization, dual control among others.

Operational security is guarded by the set of rules set by that particular organization, standards, regulations and even procedures. All these ensure that a system is always secure. Operational security is done to avoid data loss, breakage of systems, hacking and even intruders can get into the system and go away with very confidential information