XYZ Corporation is a small organization of roughly 20 to 30 employees working in a simple office space using basic peer-to-peer networking in which all employees keep their data on their own PCs and each has his or her own devices (i.e., printers, scanners, and other peripherals).
In the last few months, XYZ developed a revolutionary widget that will change technology as we know it. The company received a substantial investment and will quickly ramp up to 100 employees. It moved into a new building that was wired and set up for a local area network (LAN). It has implemented a client server-based network in which all printers, folders, and other resources are shared but everyone has access to everything and there is no security outside of the defaults in place when the system was set up.
You have been hired to secure XYZ Corp.’s network and ensure that the company has the highest levels of security to prevent internal or external attacks. In an 8- to 10-page proposal, address the following items to provide a comprehensive secure environment:
A plan to provide secure access control methods for all user access
A viable password policy, which includes complexity, duration, and history requirements
A cryptography method to ensure vital data is encrypted
A remote access plan to ensure that users that access the network remotely do so in a secure and efficient manner
A thorough plan to protect the network from malware and other malicious attacks
Your proposal should address all of the elements noted above with support, detail, and elaboration for each section explicitly grounded in knowledge from the assigned readings and media along with any outside sources you may choose to bring into your writing.
Your paper should be 8-10 pages in length and conform to CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.) requirements. Include at least two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these references.