Marymount University has two primary datacenters on campusâ€”the research datacenter and the business datacenter. Due to budget and space limitations, the research datacenter is also used to house the backup systems for the business datacenter, resulting in business data being stored in both locations.
The research datacenter is typically left unlocked, as many students and faculty members use it for their work. The network infrastructure is not monitored, and the systems themselves are not required to be secured.
Recently, signs of after-hours access have been found in the research datacenter. Doors have been left open, lights have been on, and logins have been found on research systems. Logs indicate that local logins have been attempted on the business system consoles as well.
You are an entry-level security analyst in the information security department at MU. Your manager – Professor Pendleton asks you to propose a set of controls that will allow the use of the research datacenter for its intended purpose while protecting the business systems that reside there.
For this assignment:
- Write a security plan using the research datacenter description and diagram as a point of reference.
- Describe the administrative, technical, and physical controls you would recommend and why.
- Format: Microsoft Word (or compatible)
- Font: Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced
- Length: 2 to 3 pages