Essay on Omega Inc. Bia

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BACKGROUND
Omega Research is a rapidly growing research and consulting firm. They have a single main office located in Reston, VA and three small branch offices located in San Diego, CA, Salem, OR, and Kansas City, MO. Omega is not currently involved in e-commerce or business-tobusiness relationships.
Two weeks ago, Omega experienced a significant loss of proprietary data (estimated value $550,000.00) that was stored electronically in an Oracle database in their main office in Reston. The data was unrecoverable and backups were not being routinely maintained, so no restoration was possible. Although he has no hard evidence, Omega’s CTO believes that the loss resulted from deliberate deletion of files by a systems administrator from the
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* Sale supports a single combined shared file and print server hosted on a Microsoft Windows ® NT 4.0 Server.
* Mail services are obtained through the San Diego office, using mailboxes set up on the San Diego Exchange Server.
* There are no publicly available networked resources at the Salem office.
* Remote access to Salem’s infrastructure is provided to mobile and home employees using VPN client to gateway connectivity.
* Salem has an IT staff of one engineer that manages all networks and networked resources at this site.
* All servers have been located in a spare office in San Diego.
* There is not a controlled access restriction like in the main center.
* The office is not controlled for temperature, humidity, or static.
* There are no redundant power supplies.

BASELINE ARCHITECTUREARCH

Local Area Architecture (Kansas City Office)

* Kansas City is very similar in size to the Salem office with the exception that Kansas City runs a Microsoft Exchange ® 2000 server for mail services.
* Kansas City has a local system administrator for support.
* All servers have been located in a spare office in Kansas City.
* There is not a controlled access restriction like in the main center.
* The office is not controlled for temperature, humidity, or static.
* There are no redundant power supplies.