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Week 6

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Managing Risks

Establishing sound risk management processes is a crucial aspect of being a successful

organization. Risk management should be a recurring theme among public organizations

because risks are sometimes unavoidable and should be planned to every extent possible.

Since public management theories are guidelines for managers, establishing theoretical

frameworks should also have a platform in public agencies. Theoretical frameworks can

make the difference between sound and poor judgement. Having protocols in place to

assess and manage risks can help catch unwanted intrusions, whether through cyber-

related invaders or through personnel errors.

Theoretical frameworks in conjunction with enterprise risk management can help detect

internal errors and external attacks. Technological advancement has created many

opportunities for cyber criminals to attack public domains, especially federal and state

government entities. For example, social media and other public platforms are primary

targets for cyber criminals. Social media allow cyber criminals to create fake profiles and

allow these actors to infiltrate organizations’ systems with the potential to gain access to

millions of Americans’ personally identifiable information. These cyber criminals can use

these systems to cripple critical infrastructure. The federal government is a regular target

of people with bad intents. The intelligence community plays a vital role in establishing

protected networks to catch cyber-attacks. However, each organization should be

prepared to protect its infrastructure against serious threats. By developing, testing, and

instituting systematic frameworks, public agencies can assure strict attention is given to

gaps in service and gaps in system architecture.

Risk assessment should be a recurring practice within large and small agencies providing

service to the general public. It is widely expected that organizations like the U.S. Postal

Service should have well-tested security measures in place to detect hazards and protect

against fraud, criminal intent, and mishandling of packages. It is also expected that

organizations like the Social Security Administration have systems in place to prevent

inadvertent disclosure of Americans’ social security numbers. Finally, it is widely expected

that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within DHS would implement sound

security measures to protect airports, ports, and other areas of mass transportation to

ensure passengers’ safety while at those establishments. Just as it is expected that the

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Books and Resources for this Week

How to Prepare a Pamphlet or

Brochure PDF document

Nicholson-Crotty, S., Nicholson-Crotty,

J., & Fernandez, S. (2017). Performance

and management in the public sector:

Testing a model of relative... Link

Sobelman, S. A., & Santopietro, J. M.

(2018). Managing risk: Aligning

technology use with the law, ethics

codes, and practice standards. In

Using... Link

agencies previously mentioned take necessary actions to assess, detect, and manage risks,

it should be the case for every organization that provides services to the general public. It

cannot be overstated how important risk assessment is regarding the protection of life

and property.

Each manager has a role to play in the management of risks. Each member of the team

should also play a part in managing risks within the organization. Efficient risk

management frameworks are designed to detect risks at every level. In public

organizations, every employee should be trained in risk management to ensure the

organization is prepared for potential threats. Policies regarding risks should be clearly

disseminated throughout the organization.

Be sure to review this week's resources carefully. You are expected to apply the

information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

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World Health Organization. (2018).

Organization [Website]. Link

Week 6 – Assignment: Develop Public Organizations'

Risk Mitigation Practices Assignment

Due August 8 at 11:59 PM

This week, you will prepare a pamphlet. Serving as a director within the World Health

Organization (WHO), create a risk mitigation strategy briefing to communicate the steps

you would take to protect sensitive material such as health records, research survey data,

and personally identifiable information (PII) from becoming public knowledge. In your

pamphlet, be sure to include the following:

Determine potential risks of the unwanted release of sensitive information to the

public.

Explain risks associated with inadvertent release of private information on a global

scale.

Specify how your mitigation strategy protects agency information.

Dictate the importance of sound policies in public health information systems.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these

specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may

be included.

Length: 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts

presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this

topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where

appropriate. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.

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