Reduce Damage to organisations
In order to prevent or minimize damage to a particular organisation, some security precautions need to be implemented and below I am going to name and explain how each of them work:- Stealing Intellectual Property Stealing intellectual property is basically when someone steals images from your website or other information and uses it on their own site without your permission. This is known as breaking the copyright law and works with logos as well and new ideas for new products as well. This can for example include; patents and trademarks as well as domain names. If a person is caught they can be given a significant amount of fine and eventually a prison sentence as well. The fine is £5000 for access and unlimited fine for modifying data. Denial Of Service Attack Denial of service attacks is basically when a particular person restricts access to a web page or network. It basically stops legitimate information to get through to the server and stop legitimate service to respond. This will make customers go to other websites and the company that has been attacked by this lose crucial customers and a significant amount of money as their website is not responding. This is done by a particular person sending lots of blank server request which overloads the server/system and it stops getting a request. Halting E-commerce Transactions If for instance a particular
Tatton Homes ltd. ICT Systems Report
Tatton Homes ltd. ICT Systems Report Current IT used by Tatton Homes Ltd At current tatton homes has a small Local Area Network (LAN) consisting of twelve PC's and four printers. The software on the network includes: * Word Processing * Desktop Publishing (DTP) * Accounting * Payroll * Database * Spreadsheet * Computer Aided Design (CAD) Scott Lyons and his technician deal with faults with software or hardware Recommendations for improvements The Tatton Homes Ltd. system at current could be improved by converting the LAN to a wireless network (WLAN) this will make the office less complicated and make it simpler for employee to access the network on mobile devices the company would need a fast internet connection for the two offices to communicate together possible a T1 Connection also employees could work from home but would need a satellite connection to keep the laptop wireless. The company would need laptops and mobile phones with wireless technology, as most of the work is on site thus Employees will be out of the office regularly, so having laptops that could receive information from a wireless internet is essential. A new technology WI-FI could satisfy this need. 3G mobile phones could be a good idea as they have video conferencing and a high-speed Internet connection. High-powered computers with 3D rendering software could be a good idea for 3D software
Building Local Area Networks
Ray Nimmo HND 2 Building Local Area Networks Assessment 3 - Outcome 2 Scenario 2: Analysis: Summary of requirements SweetCo Ltd wishes to computerise their stock control system in their warehouse. Their intention is to connect portable barcode readers (via USB) to laptop PC's. They plan to use these to track incoming and outgoing stock as well as stock movements within their warehouse. These PC's will then connect to a small local server using wireless links. Current provision The company has already purchased some of the hardware for this task: * Six PIII laptops - Windows 98 - 128MB RAM - 2 No. Type II PCMCIA slots. * Barcode readers with appropriate software. * Server unit - Windows 2000 server - 10/100mbps PCI NIC. The warehouse is a rectangular room measuring 50m long by 30m wide and 4m high. The stock shelving consists mainly of wooden racks with a few of them having steel frames. On the shelving, the stock is mainly in the form of cardboard boxes and plastic wrappings. There is an unused cupboard at one corner of the warehouse; this would be ideal for the placement of the server as it has adequate lighting and power sockets. - Drawing 1 - Existing warehouse layout - Proposal for solution The company only needs to purchase a minimal amount of hardware to implement this network as they have the majority of the requirements already. All that is needed is
Threats to Organisations and Systems. Describe the countermeasures available to an organisation that will reduce the risk of damage to information.
Section A - Task 1 and 2 Three types of threats to organisations Loss of revenue Natural disasters are a threat which most businesses face. This can happen at the spur of the moment, anywhere and anytime. Floods, earthquakes Loss of reputation Loss of reputation is one major threat that faces every company. A good business reputation is essential if a company or organisation is to do well and become a success. If a company losses reputation this may detract people such as users and business clients. Industrial Espionage This is when another company tries to look and steal at what other companies are doing , this is also know as competitive intelligence. This is usually done by someone applying for a rival company and then using their position there to give their company information about their rivals. This information can then be used for other companies gain such as stealing ideas. Task 2 - Impact on Teign & Tow because of industrial Espionage Other companies may want to get access to Teign & Tows data for things like future products they are planning on. Since Teign & Tow create and produce their own products which some of them are patented or patent pending. If rival companies were to get a hold of data from Teign & Tow about future products they may go about to make a similar product to rival theirs, this could cause a loss in revenue for Teign & Tow Ltd.
Opportunities For IS Improvements - After the visit to the Recycling Consortium we managed to identify several opportunities for improvements in their Information Systems.
Opportunities For IS Improvements After the visit to the Recycling Consortium we managed to identify several opportunities for improvements in their Information Systems. ) Remote Access/Teleworking - Many of staff often conducted a lot of their work at home rather than in the office. This worked well as it saved on office space and it seems pointless going into the office to do the work when it can just as easily be done at home especially when some of the staff do not live in the nearer enough to the office to make it feasible for them to travel there on a daily basis. The problem is however that working from home meant it was difficult to get up to date copies of certain documents. Staff would find themselves coming into the office just to get a copy then go home to work on it. Sometimes emailing the documents would work for staff with Internet access in the home but this is not practical for larger files such as picture documents. Another problem was that even when the documents could be accessed at home with ease there is no knowing if someone else is also working on them. When this happens they end up with two copies of a document and would somehow have to put them together. The possible solutions to this problem are to set up a Remote Access Server (RAS) so the teleworkers can have access to the office network from home through a dial up server. Another solution is
Crime and crime prevention
Crime and crime prevention Introduction Internet can let people access to the worldwide market place and buy some stuff they want through Internet (example EBAY) and the product will come within one week. Instead of going library-getting information they want, people can also use the Internet and access to World Wide library and get lots of information from it. People can also play the online games and chat with friends on Internet. Internet can allow us to access entertainment easily, which include music, film, movies and games. It was on 24/7, so we can access it at any convenience time. The technology has changed our life, because it has made all the things easier because we can just buying goods at home without going outside. We also can get a cheaper stuff we want from the Internet by compare the price. But some people is making crime with the technology, so the identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online. As a survey get by a software firm show that 17% of people said they had stopped banking online while 13% had abandoned web shopping. The reason is they are worried about some people would get their card details and stolen money from it. Because the term refers to the practice of creating look-alike websites, often of banks and other financial institutions, and duping people into visiting them and giving out personal information such
Illegal music downloads. This Essay will treat and analyze main points of advantages and disadvantages of unauthorized media files sharing; Government's aspiration to put down a breach of copyright; the influence of free and unlimited music downloads on
INTRODUCTION Nowadays, music has become an integral part in the life of modern man. For many years people have been expressing their feelings using music or the words expressed by the appropriate tune. Music has developed over several decades: many professional artists had appeared in that period, whose records were accessed to everyone in any music store in the forms of LPs, then cassettes, then CDs... It can be spend hours on discussing the development of the music industry, which has become one of the most profitable business areas. However, during the development of this sphere in the world of business has appeared a set of new, various industries, one of which is the Internet Network. With the advent of the global information network, the music industry began to suffer losses, because the Internet network with high speed began to develop piracy, unauthorized (illegal) media files sharing. This Essay will treat and analyze main points of advantages and disadvantages of unauthorized media files sharing; Government's aspiration to put down a breach of copyright; the influence of free and unlimited music downloads on various spheres of activities, such as industries of recording, marketing and modern technologies; piracy impact on the job market and musicians' income; the effect of copyright infringement on the level of economic growth of the country. Nowadays almost
Intrusions from the Unknown: Importance of Network Security in Today's Environment and Security Issues Associated with Networks.
Intrusions from the Unknown: Importance of Network Security in Today's Environment and Security Issues Associated with Networks. A network can be defined as "A group of two or more computer systems linked together". The main reason for doing this is to enable any 2 or more computers to share each other's resources and thus this is a feature of all networks. Security in this context can be defined as "the act of protecting information (data files) from being access by unauthorised individuals or groups". There are three common types of network set up which are defined by there topology. Figure 1 illustrates the difference between Star, Bus and Ring networks which are used in network types as LAN, WAN, WLAN etc. A network runs on protocols, which define a common set of rules and signals that computers on the network use to communicate. A network can be isolated and independent such as a small home-area network (HAN) but once a network is connected to another network it can be defined as an Internet. Networks are frequently thought of as two different systems due to the fact that they can be access internally as well externally. Both methods give rise to different security issues and should be tackled differently by the network administration. Internal users in most cases are over looked as threats to security as they can cause malicious and unintentional damage to a
Give an overview of computer networks, describing some of the different kinds of network
Give an overview of computer networks, describing some of the different kinds of network? This report will focus on the following: • What computer networks are? • The common types of networks they are? • Identifying and describing the different types of networks. • Summing up the topic in conclusion. This technical report will not include the technicality of networks and it will only focuses on the common types of network topologies e.g. star, bus and ring. Computer network is a group of two or more computer systems linked together to share information and hardware. See below image. According to John Wobus (1994), the most common topology of networks includes the bus, star, and token ring topologies. Networks can also be characterised in terms of spatial distance as local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN). There are five different types of networks, they are: * Local-area networks (LANs): The computers are geographically close together (that is, in the same building). * Wide-area networks (WANs): The computers are further apart and are connected by telephone lines or radio waves. * Campus-area networks (CANs): The computers are within a limited geographic area, such as a campus or military base. * Metropolitan-area networks (MANs): A data network designed for a town or city. * Home-area networks
A computer virus is much the same as a human virus, but whereas flu affects the human body, the wonderfully named viruses Antics, stoned, Notepad A, michealangelo all affect the computer in various ways
VIRUSES A computer virus is much the same as a human virus, but whereas flu affects the human body, the wonderfully named viruses Antics, stoned, Notepad A, michealangelo all affect the computer in various ways human can carry a virus without even knowing they have it (measles has an incubation period of a couple of weeks), a piece of computer equipment such as a floppy dice may similarly be carrying a virus without knowing. Unfortunately, the virus carrier may maliciously pass the virus on, knowing that there is an infection. A virus is a computer program that is intended to copy itself to other programs and causes disruption to the infected equipment. There are different types of virus. The Trojan horse is a virus which hides inside another program, a time bomb is one which is activated on a certain date, a logic bamboo is one activated by a certain condition Su as file being accessed 10 times, there are literally thousands of viruses around, some have been written maliciously. Others were designed to be ' nice', such as displaying the message Happy Christmas, but then destroyed information as a side effect. Doctors in the computer world are other programs, known as anti-virus software, or virus killing software. Anti-virus software can search disks oft viruses, then disinfect the disk if a virus us found. Gatekeepers exist which will scan any newly accessed information