Research paper on Lessons learned from the Mirai Botnet attack of 2016 using APA format

Lessons learned from the Mirai Botnet attack of 2016

Research the history of the attack and those responsible.

What did this exploit?

Why was it so much more effective than previous BotNet designs?

What kind of mitigations would you recommend for protection?

For this part of the group assignment, you will be writing a research paper in the following format using APA guidelines:


State the research question you are trying to answer (You will pick 1 of 3 available as a group)

State why the question is important

State the issues involved

State why we should be concerned with resolving whatever issues are involved

State how answering the question will help us

State the implications and consequences of dealing with or resolving the issues involved


Identify who has tried to answer the question before by doing the following:

Summarize how each of the sources presents and deals with the subject

Explain how each source presents and deals with its findings or results

Explain the relevancy of each source to your research question

State what you learned from each of your sources

State in what way(s) each source contributes to answering your research question


State your answer to your research question

State how and elaborate on how, explain how, illustrate how each of the sources you previously reviewed help you answer your research question

State what questions about your topic you still have that your sources may not have answered


State the conclusions regarding your topic you have reached from having surveyed, interpreted, evaluated the literature 

Indicate how each of the sources have contributed to your conclusions (and clearly, accurately, correctly document those sources within your text)

State the implications of your conclusions

State what might be the possible consequences of your conclusions

State the social significance these implications and consequences might have 


On a separate page, include a section labeled References which provides the full publication information for all the sources you used in your paper

You should have a MINIMUM of three (4) sources for your paper

Not meeting this minimum requirement of three (4) sources will lead to a lower evaluation of your paper for each missing source

Use APA format for documenting your sources