The greatest value in a course such as Introduction to Information Security comes from applying the concepts, theories, principles, and applications explored during class. This Course Project gives you an opportunity to select a topic in which you are interested and apply concepts and applications from readings, exercises, outside research, and class discussions. The Course Project allows you to apply the tools from the course to assess a problem, diagnose its sources, and recommend a course of action. In developing the project, assume that your manager has requested a thorough analysis and a recommended course of action for a situation requiring some intervention from information security. Some examples are a deployment plan for firewalls, recommendations for specific mobile wireless security solutions, or an analysis of the security for a cloud-computing platform. Think of yourself as a consultant. Here are some topics that may be interesting for you (keep in mind that you are not limited to the items on this list):

Question: Antitrust Practices and Market Power
Why was/were the firm(s) investigated for antitrust behavior?
Identify some of the costs (pecuniary and nonpecuniary) associated with the antitrust behavior (firms having power in the market). Additionally, note the specific antitrust act (Sherman Act, Clayton Act, etc.) under which the violation was investigated.
Given your research and findings, are monopolies and oligopolies (firms demonstrating power) always bad for society? Be sure to provide real world examples of where this may be the case to strengthen your position.
Provide at least one example of a case where having a monopoly or oligopoly may actually benefit the society.
Based on your findings to the questions listed above, write a report with a minimum of 300 words in essay format in APA style (use the APA template in Doc Sharing), using correct economic terms covered in the discussions. If you ONLY write 300 words, you probably won’t be able to fully answer the questions.

Key concepts to include in your paper include the following.
Monopoly Market Structure
Oligopoly Market Structure
Barriers to Entry Into the Market
Natural Monopoly
Government Monopoly
Downward Sloping Demand Curve
Economies of Scale
Price Fixing
Monopoly Pricing
Price Maker
Market Power
Economic Profits
Imperfect Competition
Rent-Seeking Behavior
Deadweight Loss to Society
Marginal Cost
Marginal Revenue

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The topic selected for this assignment is hacking. As there has been increasing use of IT across all organizations, there is increased pressure for maintaining the security of the data and information exchanged through the digital channel. Internet and digitalization have helped to exchange data in an instantaneous manner.

The organization of buyers and sellers leads to emergence of different types of market structures. While pure competition or perfect competition is the most efficient form of market structure, it rarely exists and this paper would discuss on an important market structure – monopoly. It would assess the impact of Governmental regulations to ensure that rights of the consumers are protected....
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