Discuss Network Device Security. 4027.1.4 : Network Characteristics
The graduate determines network characteristics based on functionality defined in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the TCP/IP protocol stack for designing and building highly secure computer networks.
4027.1.5 : Network Device Security
The graduate securely configures network devices to maximize the security of a computer network.
4027.1.6 : Network Segmentation
The graduate recommends network segmentation strategies to isolate network segments based on business requirements and security concerns.
4027.1.7 : Troubleshooting Network Problems
The graduate performs root cause analysis to determine sources of network-related problems and propose solutions.
4027.1.8 : Secure Network Architecture
The graduate designs secure network architectures based on industry best practices and the principles of secure network design.
IntroductionSecure network design is a critical component for protecting resources, processes, and business continuity. Effective network design involves evaluating existing network problems and potential threats, considering secure architectures based on industry best practices and secure design principles, and proposing secure network design solutions that address the business needs of the organization.
For this task, you will access the “Performance Assessment Lab Area” to run Zenmap and OpenVAS. Screenshots saved for submission must include your name and student ID. Your final network drawing should be saved in *.vsd format using Microsoft Visio or a similar software tool.ScenarioCompany A is a property and casualty insurer underwriting multiple types of insurance. Company A is acquiring Company B, a financial services organization, in order to diversify and increase market share. Company B conducts business in the same geographical area as Company A and delivers business and individual financial planning services. Both companies provide services from their respective offices and at the customer’s site. Both companies use broadband connectivity.
You are the IT director for Company A and will be the chief information officer (CIO) for the merged organization. You are tasked with analyzing, designing, and presenting the proposed IT integration project. Company A has clear IT infrastructure documentation, including a logical diagram, an organizational chart, and a recent security risk analysis. Company B does not have any IT infrastructure documentation, and several security and integration issues are evident. Company B outsources any IT-related needs to a consultant. Leadership for the merged organization has allocated a limited budget of $35,000 for this project and will expect justification for recommended expenditures.
Integration project requirements include following secure network design principles, selecting or repurposing secure network components, assuring secure communication channels, addressing relevant regulatory compliance, minimizing potential network problems and security threats, delivering integration cost savings, and aligning IT to meet the business needs of the post-merger organization. This post-merger organization will reflect one corporate office and a branch office.Requirements
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.