web for news on computer security

Task Part A : 10 Marks Answer the following question: 1. Search the web for news on computer security breaches that occurred during April-August 2016. Research one such reported incident. Prepare a report focusing on what the problem was, how and why it occurred and what are the possible solutions. Length: Around 800 words Part B : 10 Marks 1. Research the 2015 Anthem medical data breach case on the web and prepare a report focusing on the following questions: What was the problem? Who were affected and how? How was the attack carried out? What could have been done to prevent the attack? Length: Around 900 words Rationale This assessment task is based on the following topics discussed in the subject: the overview of Information security fundamentals, security threats, cryptography, malicious software, and operating system security. The assessment task is aligned with the following learning outcomes of the subject: On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to justify security goals and the importance of maintaining the secure computing environment against digital threats; be able to explain the fundamental concepts of cryptographic algorithms; be able to examine malicious activities that may affect the security of a computer program and justify the choice of various controls to mitigate threats. be able to compare and contrast the security mechanisms of a trusted operating system with those used in a general purpose operating system