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In examining cloud technology, or any technology for that matter, security of the data is an important consideration. In this assignment, explore methods of managing cloud architecture and ensuring data security. Investigate attacks on the cloud and ways data can be compromised, including the following:

Apply tools to troubleshoot network problems
Use implementation, management, and maintenance skills in network configuration
Discuss emerging topics in network operation and administration
Assignment Guidelines

Research security in cloud computing and explain the security concerns regarding cloud computing.
List and describe at least 2 ways a data attack on the cloud can occur.
What networking tools can you use to ameliorate data attacks on cloud data?
What tools would you use to troubleshoot problems when configuration is an issue?
Choose and investigate one tool used to administer data in the cloud, take a screenshot of the tool, and embed the picture in your document. Provide a detailed analysis of the tool and how it is used.
Give a recommendation on whether companies should use or not use the cloud, based on the security, the management, or any barrier found in using cloud technology.
Your submitted assignment must include the following:

Organize your descriptions into a formal research paper that includes a cover sheet with your name and class and section. The content of your research paper should be written in a double-spaced document of 3-7 pages not including title page or a list of references. All in-text citations and references should be in APA format.

Grading

You will be graded on the accuracy of your answers, your demonstrated understanding of cloud management and how well your paper adheres to the assignment guidelines listed above.

Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Grading Rubric

Project Criteria Exceeds: 90%–100% Very Good: 80%–89% Meets: 70%–79% Needs Improvement: Below 70%

Content
(75%)

Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content. Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment. Response covers many of the topics indicated in the assignment. Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment.

Effective Communication
(10%)

Demonstrates outstanding or exemplary application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates outstanding expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is addressed appropriately. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are minimal. Organization is clear. Format is consistently appropriate to assignment. Presentation and delivery are confident and persuasive (where applicable). The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates very good written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates sound expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is usually addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present, but do not distract from the message. Organization is apparent and mostly clear. Format is appropriate to assignment, but not entirely consistent. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates acceptable written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates reasonable expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Sometimes, audience is addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present and may distract from the message. Organization is a bit unclear. Format is inconsistent. The writing was of collegiate level with several errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates inadequate or partially proficient application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates inadequate or partial expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is often not addressed appropriately. Language often impedes the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are frequent and often distract from meaning or presentation. Organization is inadequate, confusing, and distracting. The format is inadequate and obscures meaning. The writing was less than collegiate level with numerous errors in spelling or grammar.

Supporting Analysis
(15%)

Analysis exceeds minimum requirements. Sources are used to support analysis, are appropriate, and are properly referenced. Basic analysis provided to support assertions. Sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. Limited analysis provided to support assertions. Some sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. No or inaccurate analysis, no sources are cited when needed, analysis and/or sources are not appropriate. When sources are used, they are not properly referenced.

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