information governance 106

Written Assignment – Instant Messaging in the Workplace

Instant messaging (IM) use in enterprises has proliferated – despite the fact that frequently proper policies, controls, and security measures are not in place to prevent e-document and data loss. There are a variety of threats to IM use that enterprises must defend against to keep their information assets secure.

For this assignment, write a 5-6 page academic paper that first identifies the threats to IM use that the enterprise must defend against to keep their information assets secure. Then, taking into account the best practices for IM use and current technologies available to monitor IM activity, identify the policies, controls, and security measures that you would put into place if you were implementing an IM program for an organization to keep information assets secure and to prevent e-document and data loss.

You must support your work with at least four credible sources. Two of the four must be academic, peer-reviewed sources.

You must use proper APA formatting, which includes a cover page, abstract, and reference page. There is an APA Guidance folder under the Content tab that contains excellent information and links for APA formatting guidelines to include a template that you can use as a go-by to get you started.

**Critical ** Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

You must also ensure that you properly, paraphrase, cite and reference your sources following proper APA guidelines.

I recommend you check your work using SafeAssign to ensure the work is your own original work. Papers over 29.9% similarity score in the content of the work are unacceptable and may not be accepted for credit with an academic integrity review sent to the University.

To avoid plagiarism, you must ensure that you do the following:

  • Use your own words, to include proper use of paraphrasing for all work that you submit.
  • If you choose to use another’s words, you MUST place it within quotes and properly cite it and reference it.
  • Rule of thumb – 80% of the submission MUST be in your own original work. No more than 20% of the submission should be copied and pasted from another source and it must be properly quoted, cited, and referenced.

Understand, plagiarism is a serious offense that could lead to earning a 0 for the assignment, a 0 for the course, or expulsion from the University. Therefore, it is important that your work be your own work. I want to know what you have learned. I want to hear your voice!

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