What motivates hackers to create malware and launch cyber-attacks? Make a list of incentives, including financial and psychological, that might be the basis for attacks. Next, consider the types of cyber-attacks presented in Unit 7.
Classifying them according to severity may help you form some hypotheses about the incentives behind various attacks. Create a threat matrix with vertical headings for attack types and horizontal headings for incentives. To create a matrix either create a table in Microsoft word or use the table feature in the text entry area. When your matrix is complete, browse online to find out if your thoughts are in line with expert assessments.
When you do your report, do not copy and paste from a website. Read the text, then reflect on what you have read and what the question is asking. Next, write a brief summary in your own words, have a beginning, middle (including examples), and end summary with your personal reflection of the information. Cite your references, the book, or internet URL. Submit your findings in a word processing document or use the text entry feature. Let me know of any questions!