You probably obey most laws; however, you may not view some seriously enough to obey them. For example, you might be someone who is comfortable going faster than the posted speed limit. Is it all right to ignore some laws because they do not seem particularly important?
Like individuals, some organizations choose not to comply with laws for many reasons, including financial ones. As an IT professional, you might feel that information security laws do not directly affect you and that you do not need to be familiar with them. You would be mistaken—federal and/or state laws require organizations to comply with information security laws. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties and/or fines. In some situations, organizations also may be susceptible to class action lawsuits.
To prepare for this Assignment, study two states’ information security laws. Select a combination of states such that their laws differ significantly.
For this Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper in APA format in which you examine two state’s laws of your choice and form a picture of how each state views information security. Contrast the states’ views on information security and provide plausible reasons as to why they differ