Applicant Essay For An Internship In Cybersecurity

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Week 3: Applicant Essay for an Internship in Cybersecurity

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More and more hiring actions start with a written essay from job candidates followed by a telephone “screening” interview. For this week’s discussion topic, you will take on the role of  an applicant for an internship in a CISO organization. You are at the first stage in the application process — writing the essay. You have been asked to respond to the following question

How does compliance with the four Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards help an e-Commerce company manage IT security risks?

The application review committee is a group of managers (both technical and non-technical) who depend upon IT security to protect their business operations (including intellectual property, company strategic and financial information, and customer data). The purpose of the essay is two fold. First, the review committee is looking for the ability to think critically and analyze a relevant problem. Second, the review committee is looking for applicants who can communicate effectively in writing for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Write a 3 to 5 paragraph application essay that provides a relevant and “job worthy” response to your selected question. Your essay should not exceed 500 words so be concise, accurate, and clear in your essay.

Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your essay.

PCI Security Standards (click on tabs for each)

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/document_library?category=educational_resources&subcategory=educational_resources_general

Glossary for PCI DSS and PA-DSS Terms

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/documents/PCI_DSS_Glossary_v3-2.pdf

Glossary for PCI DSS and PA-DSS Terms

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pci_security/maintaining_payment_security

20 types of Business Risk

https://simplicable.com/new/business-risk