Evaluate the ethical concerns inherent in cybersecurity and how these concerns affect organizational policies
The security consulting firm that you work for has been awarded a contract to implement a new IT Security Infrastructure to secure the Information Technology data assets of a local government agency. This agency has many remote workers that are in the field and need to connect back to the agency’s system servers.
The remote workers use a wireless network infrastructure to connect their electronic pads to servers located within the local government’s facility. The remote workers have needs to access property records, cite zoning violations electronically, and validate building permits.
The public demand to expand IT services has grown faster than its ability to provide an adequately secured infrastructure. In fact, this government entity was previously featured on the news for having minimal security controls and methods for accessing property tax information of citizens. The inadequate security allowed many construction trade businesses to illegally access property records and zoning violations. Your role in this project is to enhance and optimize the security mechanisms for accessing these systems.
Write an essay no less than five pages in which you:
First develop the problem you are addressing, and why. This may include, but is not limited to, and it is your choice of which to include based on your individual approach:
o Develop a maintenance plan that should be recommended to the government agency to ensure having the latest security measures available within the network in which you:
o Describe the risks associated with not fulfilling the activities outlined within your maintenance plan.
o Indicate specific activities, personnel / resources required, and frequency of execution.
o Recommend at least four physical security measures that could be developed to ensure the electronic perimeter of electronic assets.
o Recommend at least two physical security vendors that could achieve the four (4) security measures you identified. Justify your recommendations with your response.
o Evaluate and consider activities that the Human Resources Department could perform in order to complement and instill security from within the organization. Provide a rationale with your response.
Then create an information flow diagram, using Visio or Dia, which:
- Illustrates how remote users will securely connect to the government agency’s network.
- Illustrates the patch of network devices that data packets must travel to get from server to remote user’s device and back to server.
Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
As part of your analysis and conclusion provide an equipment list of network security devices that would be needed to ensure the integrity and sensitivity of private information. In this list:
Use no less than three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
o This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
o Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
o Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
o Write in clear paragraphs, develop ideas, use direct quotes as appropriate to support ideas, not replace your words or pass general information, revise your introduction last, and make sure you have solid lessons and takeaway that drive the focus of your paper, and are fully supported by your research and what you develop and document in the body.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
o Describe and apply the 14 areas of common practice in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Essential Body of Knowledge.
o Describe best practices in cybersecurity.
o Describe system, application, network, and telecommunications security policies and response.
o Evaluate the ethical concerns inherent in cybersecurity and how these concerns affect organizational policies.
o Use technology and information resources to research issues in cybersecurity.
o Write clearly and concisely about topics associated with cybersecurity using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.