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Information Security Memo
To: CEO Vampire Legends Organization
From: The acting CIO
Date: 21st April 2022
Subject: Information Security and Ethics
Role of the Memo
The memo provides a specific update of the critical analysis of information security and its
components in the Vampire Legends case. The same memorandum also updates on the ethical role
of Vampire Legends under the simulation aspect and how ethics stimulate the organization’s
Components of Information Security
The breakdown of the Budget is as follows:
In Million Dollars ($)
Strategy A Strategy B Strategy C
Marketing 6 3 4
IT 1 3 2
DRM 2 2 2
Salary 1 2 2
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Total 10 10 10
The components of security are essential factors in ensuring the safety of data. The
categories are specific to each unique function. The expense category has different parts. The
marketing campaign also interrelates with the Ancient Age of the Vampires. The category of IT
expenses has a meaningful allocation to finance operations. The Digital Rights Management and
Salary increases are the categories that focus on the wellness of client and staff welfare,
There are three allocation strategies. Strategy, A, B, and C. The three strategies have a total
of 10 million dollars. Maximization of marketing is strategy A ($ 6 Million). The maximization is
at the expense of a low budget for IT expenses and Salary Increases. The second strategy is
strategy B which maximizes the IT allocation ($ 3 million) with the same distribution to marketing.
Digital Rights Management and Salary Increase also maintain a constant $2 million each. The third
strategy is strategy C which maximizes the marketing allocation and lies between strategies A and
Choice of Suitable Strategy
The strategy of choice is strategy B. The strategy maximizes IT at $3 million, which is part
of increasing security measures. The strategy allows the use and purchase of sophisticated IT
equipment and addresses key security threats. It also distributes the standard amount of the budget
to marketing ($3 million), which is essential to financing the organization’s marketing operations.
The other essential factor for choosing the strategy is the need to reduce turnover rates in the
organization and simultaneously raise the salaries in the organization. The other essence of
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choosing strategy B is the dynamic and the technological world and, therefore, the need to address
the upcoming issues (Federal Trade Commission – Annual Highligts 2020, 2021). It also addresses
the ethical issues due to the ability to avoid salary cuts down and altering the welfare of the
Choice of the Best Advertising Campaign
The available campaign strategies are as follows:
1. Testimonial from Robert Pattinson (Vampire from the Twilight Saga)
2. Leaking information to bloggers about which celebrities are playing.
3. Thirty-Day free trial.
The best option for the organization is the 3rd choice which is a Thirty-Day free trial. The
option is the best as an incentive. It entails providing services for thirty days and then afterward
billing and payment. It is part of increasing the sales in the organization. The Thirty-Day free trial
There is also a sense of security and assurance. The customers can access the security protocols
and the other safety details. The hallmark of the best course of action is to allow the customers to
make informed decisions regarding their choice of the products without compromising on their
The course of Action in Handling Information Security Threats.
The course of action addresses security issues like breeches, hacking, mishaps, and others
that need to be addressed to safeguard the future. Information security is essential for the
organization and the customer (Federal Trade Commission – Annual Highligts 2020, 2021). The
following are the course of action in ensuring security for the organization and the customer:
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ï‚· Risk assessment. It helps detect vulnerabilities, threats, and negative impacts that would
harm the organization’s business operations.
ï‚· Employees are trained on the issues of cyber security and reporting protocols. The
employees need to report any suspicious activity.
ï‚· Training of experts to address cyber-crime is in place. The training is key to increasing the
organizational confidentiality of the operations.
ï‚· Use security features and details like biometrics and personal identifications and specific
passwords among the employees.
Role of Ethics in Vampire Legends Simulation Conflict
The Phishing Scam is the conflict in the scenario. A phishing scam is an email that looks
real and legit from a company, specifically a bank. The email prompts the person to log in to the
personal account to prevent access restrictions. It requested the login details of the individual
intending to obtain the data. The scam aims to hack the information of the clients. It also affects the
company a great deal. The scam also targeted celebrities, intending to blackmail them and leak
personal information to the public.
Consequences of the Conflict
The conflict affects the organization a great deal and affects operations. Phishing also
exposes the clients to the vulnerability of theft. Jama is the specific phishing that obtained the
security information. It is also possible for phishing to blackmail celebrities in the gaming arena
and expose personal details to the public, thus breaching privacy. The conflict also affects the
customer’s trust in the level of the security of the organization.
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Solution of the Conflict
ï‚· The first step was to notify the managerial members of the breach in the security.
ï‚· Police notification on the phishing scam to ensure adherence to the law requirements and
avoid unnecessary legal actions against the organization.
ï‚· Client notification to change credentials and login details due to breach in the security
features and need to increase data security protection.
ï‚· The media report the information to ensure transparency rather than hiding information. It
also promotes client and public satisfaction at large.
ï‚· Game stoppage for a short period to restore security features and safety, specifically
ï‚· Provision of an actual guarantee to each customer affected by the phishing scam received
an extended free protection identity of 1 year.
The long-term measures include the following: Improvement of the antivirus, use of
passwords in all the logins, spam and web filters installations to prevent phishing data, update of
the systems to the latest versions of the security features, encryption of sensitive information, and
education of the employees on data security specifically phishing.
Impact of Ethics on Revenue
Ethics in the organization have a positive and negative impact on revenue. Good ethics
maintains the commitment of the stakeholders and other financial partners and also promotes the
customers’ loyalty, therefore, ensuring a positive revenue path (https://smallbusiness.chron.com,
2021). It is also part of the motivation to work for the organization and achieve financial goals
promptly. Good identity from the ethical perspective also ensures the satisfaction of all the
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financial parties, therefore improving the revenue trend. Poor ethical aspects in an organization
drive to the negative side and undesired consequences. The organization is likely to collapse due to
the inability to combine and interrelate well personal and professional ethics. Lack of morals in the
organization is the cause of revenue loss. It is the role of the organizational management to identify
the factor affecting the organization’s performance and address them promptly.
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