Project Deliverable 5: Infrastructure and Security

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 This assignment consists of two (2) sections: an infrastructure  document and a revised Gantt chart or project plan. You must submit  both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.  Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is  written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary  assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
 

 The  infrastructure which encompasses the network solution and security  considerations is a major consideration for your company. Considering  that the company will be expanding from one (1) floor to three (3)  floors in the very near future you, as the CIO, are responsible for the  design of the infrastructure and security protocols. You have been  tasked with designing a network that is stable, redundant, and scalable.  In addition, speed and reliability are important considerations.  Assumptions should be drawn regarding network usage in relationship to  network services and resources. All the established criteria that were  set at the onset should be adhered to within your plan. The network  solution that is chosen should support the conceived information system  and allow for scalability. The network infrastructure will support  organizational operations; therefore, a pictorial view of workstations,  servers, routers, bridges, gateways, and access points should be used.  In addition, access paths for Internet access should be depicted.  Additionally, the security of the network should be in the forefront of  your design because protecting your data is a primary consideration.
 

  Section 1: Infrastructure Document   Write a four to six (4-6) page infrastructure document in which you:   Justify  and support the relationship between infrastructure and security as it  relates to this data-collection and analysis company. Present the rationale for the logical and physical topographical layout of the planned network. Design  a logical and physical topographical layout of the current and planned  network through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio,  or an open source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically  depicted solution is not included in the required page length. Illustrate  the possible placement of servers including access paths to the  Internet, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and firewalls. Note:  Facility limitations, workstations, databases, printers, routers,  switches, bridges, and access points should be considered in the  illustration. Create and describe a comprehensive security policy for this data-collection and analysis company that will:

Protect  the company infrastructure and assets by applying the principals of  confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA). Note: CIA is a  widely used benchmark for evaluation of information systems security,  focusing on the three (3) core goals of confidentiality, integrity, and  availability of information.  Address ethical aspects related  to employee behavior, contractors, password usage, and access to  networked resources and information.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:   Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions. 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. Include charts or diagrams  created in MS Visio or Dia as an appendix of the infrastructure  document. All references to these diagrams must be included in the body  of the infrastructure document.

Section 2: Revised Project Plan
 

  Use Microsoft Project to:   Update  the project plan from Project Deliverable 4: Analytics, Interfaces, and  Cloud Technology, with three to five (3-5) new project tasks each  consisting of five to ten (5-10) sub-tasks.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:   Develop information systems-related activities to maximize the business value within and outside the organization. Demonstrate  an understanding of existing and emerging information technologies, the  functions of IS, and its impact on the organizational operations. Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with information systems integration. Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems. Write  clearly and concisely about strategic issues and practices in the  information systems domain using proper writing mechanics and technical  style conventions.