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ERIC Number: EJ1136261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Analyzing Security Breaches in the U.S.: A Business Analytics Case-Study
Parks, Rachida F.; Adams, Lascelles
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n2 p43-48 Mar 2016
This is a real-world applicable case-study and includes background information, functional organization requirements, and real data. Business analytics has been defined as the technologies, skills, and practices needed to iteratively investigate historical performance to gain insight or spot trends. You are asked to utilize/apply critical thinking skills that will produce measurable insights from historical performance data that can be transformed into actionable insights. By critical analysis, reporting and visualization, you will engage with the three major analytic activities: (1) extract, transform and load (ETL) the data; (2) create reports and visualization graphs using business intelligence tools (e.g., IBM Cognos Insight, Tableau, Excel, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)); and (3) engage in critical thinking to identify actionable items that will assist with decision making or recommendations. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) Chronology of Data Breaches reported more than 800 million records breached from over 4500 data breaches since 2005. Security breaches continue to increase: Therefore, there is an urgent need to analyze their patterns and provide meaningful insights to support better decision making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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