Case Study Topics as well as the details
Please select one of the cases from the list provided here.
Note: Each case is accompanied by a news article to give you a basic overview of the case. You are welcome to cite this article in your research. However, you need to do much more research beyond this initial article. Note that as this is an academic research paper, much of this research should come from academic journal articles and books.
-TJX Companies 2005-2006 (TJX data breach: At 45.6M card numbers, it’s the biggest ever | Computerworld)
-RBS World Pay 2008 (RBS WorldPay breach exposes 1.5 million • The Register)
-Marketwired, PR Newswire and Business Wire 2010-2015 (Hackers stole secrets for up to $100 million insider-trading profit: U.S. | Reuters)
-JP Morgan Chase 2014 (Four Indicted in Massive JP Morgan Chase Hack | WIRED)
-Uber 2016 (Uber boss says a data breach exposed 57m users’ data and the company didn’t tell anyone – ABC News)
Cyber Crime Case Study Details
This 2,000 word (+/- 10%) case study allows students to explore a cybercrime case study from the list provided. Marking criteria includes evaluation of understanding of key concepts, written expression, referencing, structure and layout.
Pick a cybercrime case from the supplied list and examine it in detail. In your case study detail the chronology of the incident, the threat actor or suspected threat actor, motives, target and technical means. Detail the victim organisation response including what worked well and what did not. Explore what methods were used to investigate by the victim organisation and/or law enforcement. Suggest how the victim organisation could have been better prepared, detected the event earlier and responded more effectively. Remember also to include an introduction (which will introduce your case and explain the purpose of this paper), and a conclusion (which will summarise your main findings).
This is an academic research assignment, which means you need to provide references to support all of your arguments. These references should be drawn primarily from academic journal articles are books. Journalistic sources, such as online newspapers, are a useful supplement, but they should not be your primary source. Do not rely on encyclopedias, such as Wikipedia. Textbooks, which are designed to give you a general overview of a topic, should also generally be avoided where possible.
References should be formatted according to the Harvard referencing style. You need to include a bibliography. The bibliography does not count towards your word limit. You do not need, and should not include, an abstract, executive summary or appendices. If you include any charts or tables, these also need references, and need to be included in your word count.
A detailed marking matrix is included. Note that while referencing is only a small portion of your overall mark, failure to properly show your sources or to conduct good research will undermine all aspects of your case study and lead to a failing grade. Almost everyone who fails this assessment will fail because they did show their sources or misrepresented their sources. Be clear and honest about where your information is coming from.
Also provided is an exemplar. Note that the exemplar is intended to show you what a good case study looks like and how often you should be referencing. This exemplar is not in Harvard referencing, so please do not use to base your referencing off .
A minimum 20 references , include page number in- intext where appropriate.