This assignment, in accordance with undergraduate academic endeavors,
provides an opportunity to evaluate assimilation of course topics, and
sharpen and evaluate students’ research & critical thinking skills.
Type: This assignment consists of a research-analysis paper approximately four pages in length, double-spaced (This
page count does not include a title page, abstract (optional), table of
contents (optional), Reference listing page(s), or end-notes page(s)
(if used)). The source material should result primarily from self-led
research of the required texts and readings from this course. The paper
should have approximately four pages of content which are the written
results of your research efforts.
Topic: Research and
analyze a counter-terrorism or cyberspace operation which primarily
utilized defensive counterintelligence support. Discuss the historical
events that let to the mission, identify the agency and the opponent,
and identify the defensive principles of deter and detect in the
countermeasures. Some examples of relevant counterterrorism operations
may include: 1983’s Marine Barracks in Lebanon, 1993 WTC bombing, 1996
USS Cole, 1998 US Embassies in Africa, Sept 11 2001, 2005 London
bombings, etc. Some examples of relevant cyberspace operations may
include: 2001-2005 Chinese cyberespionage (Titan Rain), 2011 Duqu
worm(surveillance malware targeted at Iranian nuclear facilities), 2012
Flame (surveillance malware targeted at the Iranian oil industry),
2012-2013 cyberattacks against U.S. banking industry, etc.
Format: Your paper requires a Title page, citations, and a References list. Your paper should be in the Chicago style.
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