have recently been hired as the Information security director at a start-up
health care research firm, where confidential client data is housed in its Data
Center. Currently, the company has 100 employees and expects to expand its
workforce to 300 in the next three (3) months and the company is moving to a
new location in an urban office building across four (4) floors. The security
operations and defensive mechanisms have been run in the past by the Networking
Department and due to the move, you have a chance to start anew with the
company’s security operations to improve its overall security posture.
Write an eight
to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
Identify what you perceive to
be the five (5) most concerning threats to the network, computing
environment, and the database operations of the company.
Examine each threat you
identified in number 1, in which you:
why this is your perception.
what is at risk from these threats.
how you would design the security controls to mitigate the risks involved.
Determine the security defense
mechanisms that you would utilize in order to secure communications from
floor to floor in the office space, including equipment and physical
Create an office space diagram detailing
the security defense tools, equipment and controls utilized, using a
diagramming application such as Visio or Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the
required page length.
Explain in detail the defensive
mechanisms that you would implement to secure the corporate wireless
network, including encryption, authentication methods, and at least two
(2) WLAN security tools you would utilize on a regular basis.
Create a wireless network
diagram, using a diagramming application such as Visio or Dia based on
your explanation in number 5. Note:
The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page
Determine whether or not you
would utilize encryption technologies on the network and / or computing
equipment. Justify your response.
Consider the use of a
cloud-based solution for storing the company’s data. Determine the
benefits and / or risks that would result using this kind of data storage,
and decide whether or not you would utilize this storage option. Justify
Select a minimum of five (5)
security tools that you would implement on the network as security auditing
and / or defense countermeasures.
Analyze each security tool you
selected in number 8, and determine why / how you would use them as part
of your security operations.
Provide an overview of the
recovery and continuity plans you would develop to ensure the company
could survive a temporary or prolonged disruption. Explain why each plan is
needed based on the benefits it provides to the company.
Use at least five (5) quality
resources in this assignment. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
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