Look for a topic that:
Once you have a general topic, the next step is to create a research question. This is helpful because it focuses the your research on resolving a specific issue and will help you later on as you write a thesis statement. As the name implies, a research question should end with a "?" For example, a broad topic like "cybersecurity" could be narrowed to the research question "How can security experts prepare for quantum computers?"
As you research you will be looking for credible evidence that from a variety of sources that help you answer your research question. A good research question should be:
Later in the research process, your research question will also help you develop a thesis statement for your paper. After evaluating the evidence you found in your searching, your thesis statement will serve as the answer to your research question and the organizing core of your paper.
For guidance on writing a strong thesis statement, see the How to Write a Thesis Statement guide from the University of Indiana Writing Tutorial Services.