1. Demonstrate understanding of the need for system-level security mechanisms within IT systems

Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the need for system-level security mechanisms within IT systems
2. Identify security technologies that can form the basis for countermeasures
3. Understand the related practical considerations in implementing protection
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Brief:

You are working as a security consultant to a large UK based but internationally operating company, you have been asked to produce a report that can be presented to the IT director around the need to ensure a new methodology is taken to help keep the company secure from IT threats.

Assessment Requirements:

You should produce a report which includes:

1) Explain what a fully integrated security system may look like.

2) Discus why a fully integrated security system is good for helping to secure an IT system.

3) Why is it important that security policy mechanisms need to be applied consistently across an organisation, to both technical devices & users?

4) Describe some of the more common security applications and devices, explaining how they can be used to secure a corporate IT system.
5) Security with regards to Information Technology can be described as a trade-off between Security vs Functionality AND Security vs Privacy, discuss both these points of view with regards to securing IT systems.

6) Define and give a description of the main standards in the ISO 27000 Series pay particular attention to the responsibilities of security.
Grading criteria :
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0-39 Few of the objectives attempted; little evidence of actual understanding; little or no content; poor structure; little or no evaluation; little attention to overall presentation;

40-59 Most of the objectives attempted; demonstration of sound understanding of the research; production of notes; sound evaluative content; good structure; references provided; a accurate report, with some errors of language. A reflection which is evaluative.
60-69 All objectives attempted; demonstration of sound understanding of the research; production of notes; sound evaluative content; good structure; references provided; a professional report, with some errors of language. A reflection which discusses the principles of security and is evaluative.
70-89 All objectives attempted; demonstration of thorough understanding of the research; production of good notes; excellent evaluative content; excellent structure; references provided; a useful, a professional, high quality report, with no errors of language. A well structured reflection which discusses and demonstrates understanding of the principles of security in the context of the reportand is evaluative.
90-99 Work that is thoroughly competent and distinctive, characterised by professional standards and detailed evaluation, demonstrating real progress in the ability to review, reflect and carry forward the learning to a new level.

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