Social Networking and Cybersecurity Best Practices

Homework 1 emphasizes using social networks such as Facebook. In this homework, you will:

A. Create (if you don’t already have one) and use a Facebook account to interact with friends. 

Note: For these activities within Facebook, you are welcome to include your professor and other students in the class. However, you do not have to. You are welcome to just use your known friends.

B. Perform the following specific activities: 

1. If needed, create your Facebook account.

2. Login and personalize your account with a picture and provide other education, sports, interests and activities as desired.

3. Find and friend someone in Facebook. (You can always defriend them later.)

4. Try to find a childhood, school friend or co-worker in Facebook.

5. Post on the walls of 2 of your friends in Facebook.

6. Read your News Feed in Facebook. “Like” a friends status update if you want to.

7. Chat with a friend through Facebook.

8. Create and manage a photo album in Facebook.

9. Configure and customize your privacy settings in Facebook.

C. Prepare a well-written paper no more than 3–5 pages in length 

In this paper you will cover the process of setting up the Facebook account, issues you encountered, privacy settings and the justification for selecting those setting, and how you envision using this account in the future. Be sure to show a screen captures and a description of how you successfully completed activities 1-9 listed above. Discuss any personal or computer security issues you have with using Facebook or other social networking sites.

Submission requirements: 

Your name should be clearly listed on the first page along with the class/section, professor and due date. Your document should contain page numbers at the top of each page. Single or double space line formatting is acceptable. All references used for your report should be included in APA style format.