Learning Log 5: The Five Authors

In this activity, each of the students was tasked to look for 5 authors (can be fictional or non-fictional) and research on the lessons regarding strategic management. I have chosen the following authors and works: The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) The Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith) The Greatest Salesman in the World… Read More

Learning Log 4 – Industry Life Cycle

We continued our discussion on Industry Life cycle. There are 4 stages: Introduction Growth Maturity Decline We then classified the current stage of the companies we are comparing: Apple and Samsung. We classified Apple in the Maturity stage while Samsung in the Growth stage. We followed a framework defining the aspects of each stage such… Read More

Learning Log 3 – Porter’s Generic Strategies

We started the discussion by defining what competitive advantage is. Competitive advantage is defined as “an advantage over competitors gained by offering consumers greater value, either by means of lower prices or by providing greater benefits and service that justifies higher prices” There are two types of competitive advantage that we discussed: Low Cost –… Read More

MSPOLIS – Policy Report on Property, Privacy and Ethics

One of the major presentations/requirements in the IS Policy class is the presentation about policy creation for a specific topic. I chose the topic on Property, Privacy and Ethics since it overlaps with information security. My presentation is divided into 3 topics. Overview The terms asset, privacy and ethics are defined. Privacy effects of vulnerability… Read More

Learning Log 2 MSPOLIS

Learning Log # 2 Justin David Pineda MSPOLIS So far, I have started to learn how to answer case studies in an ‘acceptable’ manner. I am also trained to express my thoughts in class and defend the group’s answers. This is somehow new to me because in the technical world I just sit at my… Read More

PCI-DSS and Vulnerability Management

Last August 1, 2015, I presented about a known security standard for credit cards. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a standard used to protect data of merchants and banks that utilize the credit card facility. There are 12 requirements of PCI-DSS. I focused my presentation on the vulnerability management side since… Read More