Session: March 2012
Security in Computing
Professor: Randy Strauber
Aircraft Solutions (AS) located in beautiful southern California has become a recognized leader in the electronics, commercial, defense and aerospace industries. This is due their design and fabrication of component products and services available to their customers in the various industries. What set Aircraft Solutions apart from other design and fabrication companies are their dedicated, trained workforce and the maintenance of a large capacity plant and extensive equipment that enables the company to meet customer ...view middle of the document...
Lastly, the review process modifies the existing policy and adapts to lessons learned.” (1) Without an updated security and policy procedure the risk of controls that are used to secure confidential and proprietary information are threatened throughout the company if users and systems are not frequently visited more often than the current two year review timeframe. There also appears to be a lack of firewalls especially between the Commercial Division of the company and the internet. “Basically, a firewall is a barrier to keep destructive forces away from your property. In fact, that's why it is called a firewall. Its job is similar to a physical firewall that keeps a fire from spreading from one area to the next.”(2) There also needs to be firewalls set up between the Commercial and Defense Division linking to Aircraft Solutions main headquarters in San Diego, California since the risk of being hacked from their remote locations without proper precautions can occur anywhere in between. The high risk of security breach in any of its divisions and headquarters area can be quite disruptive and detrimental to the company and its customers.
Current IT Architecture
As seen from the diagram below the current IT Architecture is set up and the areas noted are...