ISSC3631 The key to this assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of the topics

The key to this assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of the topics, not to re-word the text or reference material. Appendix A for the grading rubric on all written assignments.

complete the scenario below following these guidelines for your deliverable.
Your assignment must be a minimum of 2 pages double spaced, plus a title page and a reference page for a total of 4 pages.
Make sure you are using at least two (2) academic references.


You have been hired as a consultant to perform a network security assessment for a large firm – you will be focusing on Footprinting and Scanning the organization.

1. Describe the methodology and tools you would use to conduct your assessment.

2. Give a rationale for each step in your methodology.

******(Note: You are not limited to following the methodology/tools described in your textbook. If there are additional steps you would take in conducting your assessment, please list them and explain why you are taking them.)

Submission Instructions:
This submission should be created following APA 6th edition guidelines.
The paper is to follow the APA style guide, Sixth Edition (available via bookstores).
o Also refer to APAs online resources:
o and the APUS web site:
Submit your assignment as a MSWord attachment.
You will be required to run your paper through, ensure that your similarity index is sufficiently low, and submit an originality report with your paper.

Rubric for grading:
Methodology and Tools 50%
Rationale for Each Step 30%
Writing Conventions (Grammar and Mechanics)10%
Source 10%