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CMP73001 Cybersecurity management SCU

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Unit Cybersecurity Management Unit code CMP73001

Assignment 1 Risk assessment exercise

Due Date: 8 April 2020 11:00PM

Learning outcomes: 1

Graduate Attributes 4

Weight 30% of overall unit assessment

Suggestion You are strongly advised to start doing this assignment from Week 3 in your study. Leaving your starting date to the day before the due date is a very poor strategy for success in the unit.

Task Description CMP73001 Cybersecurity management

You are hired by Advanced Medicos Limited (AML), a healthcare product sell company, as a cybersecurity consultant to help in security management and to address the contemporary and emerging risks from the cyber threats the company is facing. AML is providing a platform for Australian customers to sell their product online. The vision of the company is to be among the top 5 nation-wide. The board from the advice by Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has concluded that they should get to point that the key services such as web portal should be able to recover from major incidents in less than 20 minutes while other services can be up and running in less than 1 hour. In case of a disaster, they should be able to have the Web portal and payroll system fully functional in less than 2 days.

CMP73001 Cybersecurity Management
CMP73001 Cybersecurity Management

The company is a new company which is growing rapidly. While the company uses its database server to store the information of its customers’ private data, credit card info, etc. it has a poor- designed network with a low level of security. As the company is responsible for the privacy and the security of customer personal info, credit card details, the security of payment transactions, etc. they have decided to improve their information security. Therefore, they have hired you to do the following task:

  • Risk assessment exercise: perform a full cyber risk assessment exercise for this company and document the outcomes.

Existing IT infrastructure of AML:

  • Office 365 Emails Hosting
    • 2 Web server providing web services and payment options
    • A physical database server storing customer information
    • DHCP and DNS servers
    • Servers located in a server room accessible by all staff
    • There is no virtual/cloud storage
    • The backup files are stored on a single computer connected to the internal network
    • Two 24-port Cisco Catalyst switches (1Gbps ports)
    • Switches are access layer switches
    • ADSL router
    • 40 PCs with outdated antivirus
    • The operating systems used in the company are Windows 2012 server and Windows 10
    • Windows Firewalls are on
    • No security configuration on routers and switches
    • Telnet connection is used by IT people to remotely check the configuration of the network devices. Therefore, there is no encryption in remote access.
    • Two wireless access points
    • Wireless security is WPA
    • 10 Voice over IP phones
    • Servers located in a server room accessible by all staff
    • There is no virtual/cloud storage
    • The backup files are stored on a single computer connected to the internal network
    • There are 40 staff including three IT people (IT staff are responsible to look after internet connection, network devices, Wi-Fi, Voice over IP service, LAN, computers, servers, hardware and software, and video conference facilities).
    • All staff and equipment are on a single floor.
    • The roles and responsibilities of people who are responsible for information security management are not clear and they are not documented. All IT staff help in information security management.

For this assignment, you need to write a report to the CEO of the company and answer a number of questions. You should also identify assets, perform risk assessment, and propose solutions to mitigate risks. Your answer should be submitted in PDF/DOC files.

CMP73001 Cybersecurity Management
CMP73001 Cybersecurity Management

Assignment-1 guideline

Risk assessment exercise: perform a full cyber risk assessment exercise for AML and document the outcome.

Task 1: Identify and manage asset

  1. To perform a risk assessment for this company, you should first identify all information assets and their business values. This is necessary because unidentified assets are not considered in risk assessment. In this question, you need to identify information assets based on your judgment and then perform the asset classification. You should classify information assets as different categories of assets which might need different protection based on their sensitivity and their value. Make a table for your task 1 and add the following information in your table:
    1. provide a list of assets (at least 10 assets should be identified) and provide a meaningful description for the assets e.g. what is it used for, and what is included etc.
    1. determine the asset location and ownership, assign a unique ID for the asset. Each id should give some hint about the asset. For instance, HW.01 can be interpreted as Hardware Asset number 1.
    1. classify the identified assets based on their sensitivity. The identified classes should be based on your understanding and experience of each asset. You need to do some research and find at least three common classes of information assets. Create a Weighting Factor Analysis (WFA) to rank the identified assets.

To complete this task you need to search for asset classification samples. The following links also give you the required information about assets classes.

https://www.flinders.edu.au/content/dam/documents/staff/policies/facilities-info- management/information-classification-handling-procedures.pdf

  1. Explain how information security governance can help AML to have efficient asset management.
  1. To improve the level of cybersecurity in AML, you should develop some security policies. The policies should cover different assets like people, technology, access control, etc. The links below give you some examples of information security policies. For this question, at least 5 policies should be provided. It is expected that you first create your Enterprise security or enterprise information policy.

https://policies.newcastle.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=135 https://sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2011/141&RendNum=0

Task 2: Vulnerability management and risk management

  • Do some research about different steps of Enterprise Risk Management by ISO framework and briefly explain each step.
  • Identify vulnerabilities in the company assets and their threats. This information should be shown in a table called vulnerability assessment table (TVA worksheet). One extra column should be added for brief vulnerability analysis.
  • Now, you are responsible to develop a risk management strategy to mitigate the existing risks to an acceptable level. You should use this template to create your strategy.
  • Create a risk assessment table including the identified threats and vulnerabilities, the likelihood of their occurrence, the expected impact of the threats on the company’s operations, and the risk rating.

You should answer this question based on your answer to question 2.2 and based on the experience that you gained in the basic Cybersecurity unite. The risk analysis matrix should be used in this task.

The following link helps you to create your risk assessment table. On Page 10 of this file, there is an example of risk assessment. Make a similar table for this question.

Assessment Criteria

Criteria Max Mark
Task1: Identify and manage asset 12
Task 1.1 a & b: identify assets and other required information 3
Task 1.1 c: Classify the identified assets 4
Tasks 1.2 & 1.3: explain the importance of information security governance and develop security policies 5
   
Task 2: Vulnerability management and risk management 15
Task 2.1: Describe risk management phases in ISO framework 3
Task 2.2: identify vulnerabilities and their threats 4
Task 2.3: develop a risk management strategy 3
Task 2.4: perform risk assessment 5
   
Documentation 3
Professional presentation. 1.5
Referencing 1.5
Total 30

Assignment-1 Marking Rubric

A spreadsheet that will be used for the marking of your site is provided (attached with the final submission link) on MySCU to itemize exactly what tutors will be looking at in relation to marking your assignment. It contains a detailed breakdown of the marking criteria for this assignment. I strongly suggest you peruse this spreadsheet.

Format, Presentation and Submission Format

There is no report template to be used in this assignment, so you can design your own template or refer to online resources. However, the report should be well presented in a standard report format. The first page of the report should have a simple company logo, your name, and student ID, CMP73001 Assignment 1, and the date you submit your assignment.

When you have completed the assignment, you are required to submit your assignment in the PDF/DOC format. The file will be named using the following convention:

filename = FirstInitialYourLastName_CMP73001_A1.pdf (i.e. FJones_CMP73001_A1.pdf)

Original Work

Note that you are not allowed to cut and paste from online resources. Use your own words and figures. Acknowledge all reference sources.

It is a University requirement that a student’s work complies with the Academic Integrity Policy. It is a student’s responsibility to be familiar with the Policy. Failure to comply with the Policy can have severe consequences in the form of University sanctions. For information on this Policy please refer to Student Academic Integrity policy at the following website:

As part of a University initiative to support the development of academic integrity, assessments may be checked for plagiarism, including through an electronic system, either internally or by a plagiarism checking service, and be held for future checking and matching purposes.

A Turnitin link has been set up to provide you with an opportunity to check the originality of your work until your due date. Please make sure you review the report generated by the system and make changes (if necessary!) to minimise the issues of improper citation or potential plagiarism. If you fail to follow this step, your report may not be graded or may incur late feedback.

Retain Duplicate Copy

Before submitting the assignment, you are advised to retain electronic copies of original work. In the event of any uncertainty regarding the submission of assessment items, you may be requested to reproduce a final copy.

School Extension Policy

In general, I will NOT give extension unless where there are exceptional circumstances. Students wanting an extension must make a request at least 24 hours before the assessment item is due and the request must be received in writing by the unit assessor or designated academic through student service (please visit https://www.scu.edu.au/current- students/student-administration/special-consideration/ for details). Extensions within 24 hours of submission or following the submission deadline will not be granted (unless supported by a doctor’s certificate or where there are exceptional circumstances – this will be at unit assessor’s discretion and will be considered on a case by case basis). Extensions will be for a maximum of 48 hours (longer extensions supported by a doctor’s certificate or alike to be considered on a case by case basis).

A penalty of 5% of the total available grade will accrue for each 24-hour period that an assessment item is submitted late. Therefore, an assessment item worth 20 marks will have 1 mark deducted for every 24-hour period and at the end of 20 days will receive 0 marks.

Students who fail to submit following the guidelines in this Unit Information Guide will be deemed to have not submitted the assessment item and the above penalty will be applied until the specified submission guidelines are followed.

Marks and Feedback

All assessment materials submitted during the semester will normally be marked and returned within two weeks of the required date of submission (provided that the assessment materials have been submitted by the due date).

Marks will be made available to each student via the MySCU Grade book.