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You are working at the security screening area of the Montgomery County Courthouse. During roll call today, your lieutenant advised that they had received an anonymous tip that a convicted murderer “was going to receive a sentence that the judge did not see coming.” Because of this, you and your colleagues are on high alert for anything suspicious. While at your post, you notice a man standing outside the door to the courthouse, smoking a cigarette and looking in at the screening area. He is wearing a cast on his lower right leg and a neck brace. He appears to be nervous and unkempt. He walks into the screening area and introduces himself as Mr. Midas. He begins to joke with the others at your post about how he fell off his scooter and broke his leg. He also was diagnosed with a neck sprain. As he is walking through the metal detector, the alarm goes off. When the alarm goes off, Mr. Midas explains that he has a rod in his leg and points to his cast. He is allowed to enter the building without any additional screening although the alarm is sensing that the metal is coming from his left leg. Additionally, the metal detector has not been serviced in more than three years because of budget cuts. Mr. Midas walks into the courtroom and asks the stenographer which side of the courtroom is for the “killer.” She points to her left. Mr. Midas goes and sits in the first row directly behind where the defendant will eventually sit. Shortly thereafter, the defendant arrives at court in his orange jumpsuit. He is not cuffed because the deputies are familiar with the defendant and feel like he does not pose a risk. The defendant sits at the table directly in front of Mr. Midas. The bailiff enters the court from the same hallway as everyone else with the judge in tow. As the bailiff walks to the front of the courtroom, he yells out “all rise, the court is now in session.” As everyone stands, Mr. Midas reaches into his cast and pulls out a Glock 22 and a knife. Mr. Midas shoots the bailiff and tosses the knife to the defendant. Mr. Midas continues to shoot and the defendant stabs his lawyers and gives chase to the judge who can only leave via the main entrance. No doors leading out of the courtroom have crash bars, the bailiff who is seriously wounded does not have a radio, and the judge does not have a panic alarm. Again, the only way for anyone, including the judge, to exit the courtroom is via the main entrance, which cannot be used because of the injured piling up near the door. Because there has never been any training, the court staff do not know what to do in this situation so they do not move. Some of the issues to consider include the following items. What are some of the opportunities missed in the case? What are some examples of complacency? What were some of the possible breaches to security? How would training have saved lives here? What architectural opportunities are there? Write a two-page case study answering the questions above. Use APA Style, which includes, reference and title pages, indented paragraphs, page numbers, and proper citations. Use a minimum of one external source, which can be your textbook.

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You are a security architect consultant. Your client is a medical practice that has four small offices in West Virginia. Currently, each office has its own physical network that includes the following: 4 – workstations (three doctors and one administrative assistant) 1 – Database server for patient records. 1 – Windows server used for active directory. 1 - Windows server used for Microsoft Exchange. 1 - Firewall at the edge. 1 - Physical VPN endpoint for external access to. The clinic also has their corporate website hosted at GoDaddy with a patient login area that queries the databases depending on which office the patient sees. The offices currently do not have dedicated connections to each other, exchange patient records, etc. Staff is becoming frustrated and the upkeep on all these physical systems is too much work, too expensive, and overkill for the size medical practice they are. This design and its frustrations are duplicated in each of the practice's small offices. Management wants to consolidate their network and "move to the cloud" to simplify things and increase efficiency and is very worried about the security of their client records. You have been hired as a consultant to develop the security architecture for a cloud deployment using AWS that decommissions many of the physical systems being used at each location. The client wants the following: Website hosting moved to AWS. Back-end centralized patient database that is shared among all the offices and secured. Migration to O365 for the clinic's productivity suite (Email, OneDrive, SharePoint etc. etc.) Cloud-based MS active directory Secure remote access to clinic workstations and the AWS environment Security considerations tackled such as security monitoring, alerting, logging etc. along with security best-practices put in place. Develop a security architecture that addresses the above components. Some things to think about when approaching this: Access control and authentication: Public facing area Authenticated access for registered patients using MFA Multi-Factor authentication for employees and administrators Cloud-based active directory using Azure AD. Being able to securely connect remotely to clinic workstations and the AWS environment. Network Security Monitoring and testing Logging as many things as you can in a centralized place Encrypted communications both at rest and in transit Protection of customer records and HIPAA requirements. Efficiency Absolute minimization of physical hardware at offices Approach with a "cloud-first" frame of mind meaning that migration to the cloud is the most important thing for the client No hosted applications to worry about Don't discount the use of managed service providers where you think it's necessary Deliverables : A network diagram of your design that is detailed (stressing detailed here!). Lucidchart has a free tier account. A helpful blog post is here - https://www.lucidchart.com/blog/how-to-build-aws-architecture-diagrams but there are other services for this also and plenty of examples and ideas online via research. I also highly recommend draw.io and you can download AWS icons here - https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/icons/. Cloudcraft.co is also a neat website. A security technical implementation guide (STIG) on how to deploy this. Remember, you're not actually doing the work, you're just designing and providing guidance/recommendations. You can design this any way you would like. This is meant to concisely describe your design and how to achieve it. Think of this as a playbook for the IT team to take and do implementation with. There is no right or wrong way to produce a STIG document, and many you see online will be very concise checklists (as seen here) while others have more "meat" in them (as seen here). Choose the method that has more meat and detail in it, rather than a checklist. Title Page - containing the following at a minimum: Title, Authors, Institution Name, Class number, Date APA format I will leave the length up to you, but please keep in mind that this should be detailed and well thought out. What you design in your diagram should be fully explained in your STIG. An oral presentation by you that walks me through your design and thought process. SnagIt (https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html) has a free trial and is easy to use but use whatever you want. Click on the "Final Project Assignment" link above to submit your assignment, as well as to get more information regarding the due date and grading rubric. Format requirements: 1. APA 7th edition format on all submissions 2. Title page with your name, class, and assignment 3. Minimum of three pages of content double-spaced using Microsoft Word. This is NOT including your title page or references pages. 4. References page. 5. Be advised, DO NOT plagiarize. Plagiarism will result in a zero grade and no re-do option.

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After the annual budget review process is completed and all budget adjustments are accounted for, the YR 1 Budget is subject to a comprehensive review at the department level. The process assures that any material increase or decrease in revenue or expenses are validated and aligned with departmental goals and objectives. 1. Finalize the 5-Year Budget and update the comparison of the Current YR Actual and Final YR 1 Budget. Use template Template A15. Explain any major variances you encounter. 2. Develop a methodology for the monthly allocation of the YR 1 Budget. Provide an explanation of the rationale for the monthly allocation methodology and why it is suitable for Anthony's Orchard business and its department structure. Use templates A16 and A17. 3. Complete a monthly allocation of YR 1 budget, cash flow, and balance sheet for the total company. Explain why 1st quarter projections need to have high level of accuracy and reliability. Include key metrics at the bottom of the Monthly Budget. Review templates C14- C21 to establish a historical perspective of cash flow and balance sheet analysis. Complete templates A19 and A20. 4. Finalize the Year 1 Budget Package. Prepare an executive summary (3-4 pages) of the Master Budget for the Board of Directors' approval. Attach or include the following: a) A comparative analysis of the Current Year Forecast versus the Year 1 Budget. Use template A15. b) A Monthly Budget, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet. Use templates A16, A17, A18, and A19. c) Update the 5-Year Financial Plan Summary from Week 1. Comment on any gaps between Management and the Board’s proposed Financial Plan. Use template A20. d) Comment on each major initiative that will drive financial performance in Budget Year 1. Also, review the SWOT analysis from Week 1 and comment on open projects or risk issues that were not addressed in the Budget. e) Explain the YR 1 monthly budget allocation with emphasis on seasonal patterns and 1st Quarter Budget. Current Year Forecast and YR 1 Budget / Updated For Plan Review Adjustments A15 Use Final Year 1 Budget Number From 5 Year Plan Current YR -Forecast Year 1 Budget % Increase Sales Plan by Product Category / Department GL Accounts Department $ % $ % (decrease) Variance Analysis and Commentary Revenues Revenues Prepared Apple Products 1000 100 6,621,468 60.17% -100.00% Pick Your Own Apples 1100 200 2,273,180 34.33% -100.00% Community Events 1200 300 2,110,560 31.87% -100.00% Total Revenue 11,005,208 100.00% -100.00% Cost of Sales 9,106,901 82.75% -100.00% 82.75% Gross Profit 1,898,307 17.25% -100.00% 17.25% Administrative Cost 1300 400 1,075,000 9.77% -100.00% Interest on debt 1400 500 215,000 1.95% -100.00% Depreciation 1500 600 - 0.00% #DIV/0! Net Income Before Taxes 608,307 5.53% -100.00% Income taxes 1600 700 243,323 2.21% -100.00% Net Income 364,984 3.32% -100.00% Week 6 Budget Management with Monthly Variance Analysis Current Year Forecast and YR 1 Budget / Classified by General Ledger Accounts Introduction C14 After the 5-Year Plan validation process is substantially complete, the budget process shifts focus to Current Year Forecast and Year 1 Budget. Both Current Year Forecast and Year 1 Budget are validated at Profit and Cost Center level. After the Forecast and Budget Validation process is completed and required adjustments are made, the annual Year 1 budget is allocated by month. After the budget is approved and loaded into the General Ledger Accounting System, monthly actual results are reported against budget for each month. Companies will often prepare a monthly forecast as a validation of the Current Year Budget. Forecast updates take into account shifting sales plans and corrections to budget spending. This template provides focus on Year 1 Budget with direct comparison against the current year forecast, which is the baseline for YR 1 Budget. You have been provided with the monthly forecast and asked to prepare a monthly allocation of the YR 1 Budget. Monthly allocation of budgets are done on a broad level with use of historical trend analysis and then refined for specific transactions or anticipated events. Current YR -Forecast Year 1 Budget $ % Increase Sales Plan by Product Category / Department GL Accounts Department $ % $ % Incr (Decr) (decrease) Revenues Revenues Prepared Apple Products 1000 100 6,621,468 60.17% 6,886,327 60.99% 264,859 4.00% Pick Your Own Apples 1100 200 2,273,180 34.33% 2,273,180 33.01% - 0.00% Community Events 1200 300 2,110,560 31.87% 2,131,666 30.96% 21,106 1.00% Total Revenue 11,005,208 100.00% 11,291,172 100.00% 285,964 2.60% Cost of Sales 9,106,901 82.75% 9,356,995 100.00% 250,094 2.75% 82.75% 82.87% Gross Profit 1,898,307 17.25% 1,934,177 17.13% 35,871 1.89% 17.25% 17.13% Administrative Cost 1300 400 1,075,000 9.77% 1,100,000 9.74% 25,000 2.33% Interest on debt 1400 500 215,000 1.95% 215,000 1.90% - 0.00% Depreciation 1500 600 - 0.00% - 0.00% - #DIV/0! Net Income Before Taxes 608,307 5.53% 619,177 5.48% 10,871 1.79%

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The research paper is intended to provide you with the opportunity to more fully explore Corporate Governance topic, as well as examine it from a more empirical perspective. The paper should be no longer than 5 pages in length (not including a cover page or references). It should consist of at least 3 empirical research articles from reputable aging journals (acceptable journals include: Journal of Accountancy, Journal of International Accounting Research, and Journal of Accounting Research are few examples. The paper will be written in APA style. Things to do list: 1. Try to find review articles about the new “Ethics, Fraud & Corporate Governance” policy and other basic information to use for background (outside of what is provided in textbook) 2. Write the paper a. Background information to topic of Corporate Governance; research question – what is it that your investigating in relation to the topic. Requirements: 1. You may use as many extra review articles or other empirical articles as you would like. 2. Describe the changes and what would be the impact on Corporate America, society, CPA firms and other constituencies. IFRS and GAAP, Corporate Governance, issues, road blocks and more. You are to cover this topic in relation to any aspects of it. Examples: issues with backdating contracts, issues with taxes, and more. 3. The paper must be written in APA format. There are 2 primary ways you will use APA formatting: referencing and use of section headers. a. Table of content, introduction and conclusion! b. Referencing must be in APA style. Please see APA website for style information sheets.

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A marketing manager for a computer manufacturer was interested in whether consumers could evaluate the price of laptops and desktops with different features. An Weeks experiment was devised in which a set of consumers were randomly shown one computer from an inventory and were asked to guess its price. Four computers were used in the study, with list prices of $1,800; $2,500; $3,000; and $4,500. The following table summarizes the findings. Each column represents a different computer, with its price in the first row. The rest of the column contains the various guesses by randomly selected customers. a. Explore the possibility of a linear relation between a customer’s guesses and actual prices. Does there seem to be a strong linear relationship, based on a scatter plot and the correlation?b. Build a linear model to represent a customer’s price guess for a given computer price. What guess would the model predict for a computer that has a list price of $3,600?c. What is the probability that the intercept term in the model of (a) is actually zero? Build a linear model with an intercept of zero to represent a customer’s price guess for a given computer price. What guess would the model predict for a computer that has a list price of $3,600?d. What advantages or disadvantages does the model in (b) have? Actual price Guesses C1 1,800 1,400 2,300 2,200 3,000 1,000 1,500 1,400 C2 2,500 2,500 2,600 2,400 2,700 2,500 2,600 1,800 2,400 C3 3,000 3,600 3,300 3,600 3,600 3,700 C4 4,500 3,600 5,500 4,900 5,600 4,600 4,300 6,100

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1) Determines the plan’s background introduction. 2) Develops a clear and specific research question that is relevant to the three research studies chosen. 3) Develops a clear, specific, and testable hypothesis that corresponds to the research question. 4) Describes aspects of sampling that would be considered while acquiring participants for the study. 5) Selects a design (experimental or correlational) for the proposed study that aligns with the research question and hypothesis. 6) Selects a measure to operationally define each of the conceptual variables. 7) Describes the type of analysis and the p value required to support the hypothesis. 8) Develops the plan’s discussion content. Link of example paper: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nw2PFWxcYdpWtUx8Tb_uWpSldg6JrueYr5-_5lYlQU8/preview This example paper includes: 1) a summary (background introduction) of three relevant empirical and scholarly articles. 2) a clear and specific research question. 3) development of a research plan to address the research question. Topic: Income and happiness for adults in the U.S. Determine the plan’s background introduction. Include the following details: • The title of the plan • Summary of three relevant empirical and scholarly research studies for the plan. Each summary should be about 150 to 250 words. (I have attached these three articles) - APA reference each of these articles. Build your plan: 1) Develop a clear and specific research question that is relevant to the three research studies you chose. Your response should be about 25 words. 2) Develop a clear, specific, and testable hypothesis that corresponds to your research question. Your response should be about 25 words. Consider the following in your hypothesis: • Your hypothesis should be informed by the claim you are making. 3) Describe aspects of sampling that you would want to consider while acquiring participants for your study. Your response should be about 100 words. 4) Select a design (experimental or correlational) for your proposed study that aligns with the research question and hypothesis. Your response should be about 100 words. Include the following details: • Explain why you selected this design. • Identify conceptual variables that align with the research question and hypothesis. 5) Select a measure to operationally define each of your conceptual variables. Your response should be about 100 words per variable. Include the following details: • As you select a measure, also state whether it uses natural/laboratory observations, surveys, objective/physiological measures, interviews, etc. • For each variable you measure, identify its scale of measurement. 6) Describe your type of analysis and the p value required to support your hypothesis. Your response should be about 50 words. 7) Develop the plan’s discussion content. Your response should be about 250 to 350 words. Include the following details: • What you would expect to be the main finding of your study • How you would know if your hypothesis was supported • The potential implications of the findings • A possible limitation of your proposed study • Directions for future research List your references in APA Style below. Remember that they should be in alphabetical order by author last name.

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