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CMIT425 University of Maryland Global Finance Inc Risk Assessment Summary

CMIT425 University of Maryland Global Finance Inc Risk Assessment Summary

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This Risk Assessment and your suggested security improvements are of critical importance. CEO Thompson is set on outsourcing GFI’s IT competency and you’ve been told of a plan from COO Willy to outsource network management and security functions away from your department and over to a service integrator. COO Willy warns you that the political environment will only become more contentious over time; you must make a compelling case as to what value your department can bring over an integrator to provide security improvements in certain key areas without a significant increase to the IT budget. It is extremely important that you take into account the value of the assets being protected when selecting security controls to mitigate the risks (i.e. don’t spend $1000 to protect an asset worth $500). In addition to what you learned from COO Mike Willy about the previous exploits of GFI’s vulnerabilities and what you gathered when reviewing GFI’s network infrastructure, the COO has provided some additional information that he wants you to take into account

From the devices and systems identified in the GFI Corporate Network Topology, conduct a thorough asset inventory, assign monetary values to each asset (quantitative), and assign a priority value for each asset (qualitative) that could be used to determine which assets are most critical for restoral in the event of a catastrophic event or attack.

• Evaluate the perimeter security, make a list of access points internal and external (remote), identify vulnerabilities and make suggestions for improvements to perimeter and network security.

Evaluate the remote access infrastructure, identify vulnerabilities and suggest security improvements to mitigate risks to remote access

• Address the COO’s concern over the mobility security and design a secure mobile computing (smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) in terms of authentication technologies and data protection.

• Identify wireless vulnerabilities and recommend what safeguards, authentication technologies, and network security to protect data should be implemented.

• Evaluate the authentication protocols and methodologies within the wired, wireless, mobility and remote access environments and suggest improvements to secure authentication for GFI.

• Evaluate the web system protocols and vulnerabilities within the Intranet server and suggest secure protocol improvements to improve security for web authentication.

• Design a cloud computing environment for the company with a secure means of data protection at rest, in motion and in process.

• Assess all known vulnerabilities on each asset in this environment and impacts if compromised.

• Using the asset inventory and the assigned values (monetary and priority) conduct a quantitative and qualitative risk assessment of the GFI network.

• Recommend risk mitigation procedures commensurate with the asset values from your asset inventory. Feel free to redesign the corporate infrastructure and use any combination of technologies to harden the authentication processes and network security measures.

• Provide an Executive Summary.

• You are welcome to make assumptions for any unknown facts as long as you support your assumptions.

• The Title Page, Table of Contents and References page(s) don’t count in your 15 page minimum!!!


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