Instructions:This assignment designed to assess your knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The assignment rubric is included for your review. Grading will be based on the rubric. Make sure you follow AMU’s writing policies and the Chicago writing style guide (cover page, page numbering, double space, headings/subheadings, etc). Your essay should be 4-6 pages in length, not counting the cover page and bibliography.
Essay Question: We are a highly technical society. Our everyday lives revolve around the Internet: we benefit from the Internet, but we can also be victims of cyber criminals. To understand how criminals use the Internet to their advantage, one must understand how we communicate on the Internet. In this paper, you are required to describe in detail how we communicate on the Internet, based upon your readings. Discuss the major networking building blocks and their functions. Secondly, discuss software applications’ vulnerabilities, such as those found in web browsers.
1. Document Format.
a. MS Word document
b. One-inch (1″) margins
c. Times New Roman font
d. Twelve (12) pitch
e. Not including your title page, this assignment should be 4-6 pages.
f. Double space, except for your bibliography’s citations.
g. You must use 5 scholarly sources in supporting this assignment.
2. Citation Format: The Chicago Manual of Style. As stated in the Academic Integrity Briefings, information taken directly from another source must be placed in quotations and cited following the Chicago format contained in the week one “lessons” folder. You must cite all other information from your sources, even if you do not quote directly. DIRECT QUOTING SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM.