Every registered user of Paul Gray's online share trading company is
advised to read the safety and privacy page of the portal. As a secure
portal, it has Secure Socket Layer (SSL) as a security measure. Gray
has asked you to help him with this aspect of security as well. On the
basis of your understanding, respond to the following:
In addition to SSL, which other security measure
may be deployed to ensure the privacy of users in an online environment?
Provide at least two security measures and explain why they would be
beneficial. What benefit does each provide to the user? How can the
user be sure it is working properly?
As many of Gray's clients would also like to know about
tax saving measures when they trade, Gray has hired Steve Davis as a
tax consultant. Davis works from home and travels to his clients all
over the country. Occasionally, he visits client sites, and takes his
laptop with him on all such trips.
Gray has asked for recommendations for Davis on the following as well:
Which top two security measures should he take to
ensure that his data and the connection to Gray's network are best
protected against attack? Describe the security provided by each
measure and explain why it is important. Defend your choice of measures
in the discussions that follow.
Are these two measures sufficient to call the laptop secure? Why or why not? If not, what aspect of security is still missing?