NTC 411 Week 5 Security Solutions Business Report Recent
Scenario: Due to recent intrusion, hacks, and network compromises of other organizations in the news, your supervisor wants to know how to detect an intrusion into or an attack on the ecommerce network of your organization. Your supervisor also wants to know what hardware or software should be procured for intrusion detection. The information that you gather and provide will become part of the justification material for a business case to enhance security and update your organization’s network.
Write a 525- to 700-word business report in Microsoft® Word describing the hardware and/or software you believe should be considered for implementation. Include your reasoning for why the described hardware and/or software should be procured and implemented. Address the following questions raised by your boss:
• Does a properly installed and maintained firewall provide adequate defense against intrusion?
• Define IDPS; do we need one in an ecommerce network?
• Do we need a group of network personnel to monitor the ecommerce network for intrusions 24/7?
• Will any of this hardware or software facilitate a real-time response to an intrusion?
Cite and list at least two outside references for this assignment.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Include title page, conclusion, and cite any references within the text, and include a cited reference list.
Submit your business report using the Assignment Files tab.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
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