· Answer each question in your own words. However, when you use the words of others in any answers, you must use quotation marks and attribute the source right there following APA style recommendations. Be sure to cite references right there using APA style when you paraphrase the words of others.
1. Johnny is an especially good hacker. He can exploit zero-day vulnerabilities, find an important file, and modify it without detection. Sally is running for dogcatcher in her local town and wants to ensure that she will win. She asked Johnny to hack and change enough votes (on the tally kept online by the town) to ensure that she gets the job after the election. He agreed, via email, when she offered to pay him $1000. Sally was so excited that she won by 11 votes. However, after the election, Sally is no longer of the view that she needed Johnny to change votes. When she refused to pay, Johnny sued her for breach of contract, what was the result? (25 points – 250 words)
PolticsCureCo™ has been in business for quite some time and has been a successful company and a fixture in Washington, DC. The company specializes in drugs and therapies to cure anxieties and unresolved anger caused by actions/lack of actions by politicians and elected officials, and learn coping strategies in toxic political environments. Politicians and elected officials themselves use the various drugs of the company to survive or even thrive in their chosen profession. Just before this midterm election, their revenue is certainly way up. PolticsCureCo products include Stonewalla™ and Filibustera™.
PolticsCureCo is in the process of introducing a new slogan, “Just Do It and Make Cure Great Again.” to motivate their customers and continue their dependencies on the company’s products. They are also in the process of coming up with a new drug to be introduced as Impeachra. Both the new slogan and the plan to introduce the new drug are highly sensitive and company confidential information. A political junkie magazine PoliticsJunkie has, however, revealed about these plans of PoliticsCureCo in their latest issue. PolticsCureCo was furious about this. When PolticsCureCo contacted PoliticsJunkie about this, PoliticsJunkie ridiculed them stating that it was easy to find out this information because information about both projects were available to many employees in PolticsCureCo, but they would not disclose their sources or how they obtained the information.
2. PoliticsCureCo has about 50 employees and a few information security personnel, but information security was not their priority until now. The CEO is very concerned about the status of cybersecurity at PoliticsCureCo in view of this latest breach. The CEO has just hired you as the CISO in their headquarter office in Washington, DC. She has sent you an e-mail asking your recommendations regarding adopting or using an Information Security Governance Framework to better develop, align, coordinate and enforce proper security functions (controls). The CEO is very busy and you know that she does not like emails longer than 250 words, so keep your response 250 words or less. (25 points – 250 words)
3. After reading “IP (Intellectual Property) law for dummies,” the CEO has sent you a separate email asking whether the new slogan and the new drug could be protected as intellectual properties. Advise the CEO of your thoughts including any steps that could be taken to strength the argument that any proprietary information be protected from the competition. As above, the CEO is also very busy and you know that she does not like e-mails longer than 250 words, so keep your response 250 words or less. (25 points – 250 words)
4. What is “fair use” of copyrighted material? Assume that I have been influenced by various late night comedy shows and social media posts (e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=QXUlhT3-r0c&app=desktop), commercials (e.g., Just Do It ™ by Nike) and campaign slogans (e.g., Make America Great Again™) in coming up with this scenario. Please analyze whether this scenario description for this classroom exam would qualify as “fair use” of copyrighted or trademarked material. (25 points – 250 words)