Information Security and Bogus Degrees
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The paper looks at the issue of security in a day and age when so much of our information is being stored electronically - or even online. The paper focuses on the troubling proliferation of "degree mills" and outright fraud within the IT sector and discusses how more and more people appear keen on passing themselves off as something they are not in an effort to secure high-paying and highly prestigious jobs with the government - or with the private sector. The paper looks at three internet news sources - two of which look at a troubling case of fraud involving a former high-ranking bureaucrat within the US government, while the other one looks at what schools are doing to prepare and produce legitimately-qualified computer systems analysts and technicians capable of securing the nation's networks from attack. The paper concludes that while the "system" is not fool-proof, at least it is showing signs of moving towards a comprehensive, systematic approach for giving the IT sector the people it needs - as opposed to individuals who are only interested in advancing their own personal agendas.
From the Paper:"The following paper will present some critical thinking on current events as they pertain to computer information systems. Specifically, the paper will look at the issue of security in a day and age when so much of our information is being stored electronically - or even online. However, where this paper will diverge from most essays on this subject is that the focus of attention will not be upon fire-walls or hacker-resistant codes or security protocols for tightly controlling access to a database, but upon the troubling proliferation of "degree mills" and outright fraud within the IT sector. Put simply, more and more people appear keen on..."
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