Cyber vulnerabilities and threats for Internet technology (IT) systems

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Organizations continue to be challenged with increased cyber vulnerabilities and threats. Vulnerabilities can exist anywhere in the Internet system. Some of these could be related to software, a system weakness, or simply brought on in many ways to include hackers, employee errors, or as a result of a disaster.

For this case, answer the following:

Discuss the types of cyber vulnerabilities and threats for Internet technology (IT) systems (i.e., hardware, software, stored data, and human).

Assignments should be 4-6 full pages, double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module. Provide quotations to support your responses.

Relevance—All content is connected to the question.

Precision—Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.

Depth of discussion—Present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues.

Breadth—Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered.

Evidence—Points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.

Logic—Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.

Clarity—Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.

Objectivity—Avoids use of first-person and subjective bias.

References—Sources are listed at the end of the paper.

Use strong credible sources – peer-reviewed references, government documents, and subject matter expert materials to support your answer. Your paper will not exceed 6 pages (excluding cover sheet and reference page(s).


Module 3 – Background

Averbuch A., & Siboni, G. (2013, May). The classic cyber defense methods have failed: What comes next? Military and Strategy Affairs, Vol 5, No. 1. Retrieved from

Assessing nine years of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exploits (2018). 2018 Security Threat Report. Protiviti. Retrieved from

Buchanan, B. (2016). The life cycles of cyber threats. Survival, 58(1), 39-58, Retrieved from Trident Online Library

Cisco. (n.d.). Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution Overview. Retrieved from

Corrin, A. (2015, July 1). Defense cyber strategy: We can and will hit back. Retrieved from:

Wright, A. (2015, May 8). Cybersecurity: The best defense is a good offense. Mysterious Universe. Retrieved from


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