We live in the information age. All of our information is out there on various servers and archives. Social security numbers, credit card numbers, home addresses and phone numbers are all sought after targets for identity thieves. Our network and servers contains all of that information not only for our clients, but our employees as well. The old adage “knowledge is power” has never been more true than it is today. If we don’t take measures to properly safeguard our company’s information, it would only be a matter of time before our servers become compromised. Additionally, given our financial interests in the Middle East, there are a number of groups who would simply seek to crash our servers just for the fun of it. Hackers will continually search for weaknesses in our system, it’s what they do. It’s like a horde of zombies tirelessly attacking our small fort, one small crack in the wall is all it takes. One zombie gets in, then starts biting and infecting everything inside the fort, compromising the security of all, much like a virus. Not taking security seriously or doing the bare minimum attracts an attack like blood in the water attracts sharks. Like sharks, hackers will seek out the slow swimmers, the weak link. It’s true that if an elite hacker sets his mind to it, almost any system can be hacked in some way or another(see the Mission: Impossible series). That however is a rare scenario, as most hackers will seek the path of least resistance. It is of paramount importance that we offer all the resistance we can. There are a number of defenses against hackers, port security, intrusion detection software, etc. Aside from hackers around the world, one of the greatest threats to our security is the human factor. Employees who leave their work stations unattended are a common problem. People can leave vital information unlocked and exposed when they step away from their desk for a bathroom or smoke break, which can allow anyone walking by easy access to information. A prime example are people posing as low level personnel who people generally actively avoid acknowledging, such as…
Professor Dee Malone
MBA 554: Managerial Finance
30 November 2014
Week 2 Case Study - Chem Med
To steal a cheesy line from Tommy Boy, a classic Chris Farley movie, “Any business that tries to wait it out will be just that, out. In auto parts, you're either growing or you're dying. There ain't no third direction.” While this line is pertaining to the crisis facing his father’s auto part company, we can construe the line to apply it to the health and quality dilemma that McDonalds, and…
This work comprises SOC 320 Week 1 Assignment Case Study Katrina and Public Policy
Sociology - General Sociology
Read the Case Study, “Implementation Failure: The Federal, State, and Local Response to Hurricane Katrina” in Chapter Seven. In a two page analysis paper address how public policy played a role in the progress made and what changes in public policy have occurred?
Include the following:
Summarize the case
State and defend your position…
Week One Case Study:
A Traveler’s Guide to Gifts and Bribes
Prepared by Edward Branham
in partial fulfillment of the requirements of
Financial Management Policy, BUS 5840
Florida Technical Institute
10 May 2015
Cultural traditions involving contracts and business relationship in foreign countries may appear to one raised in the United States as borderline, or blatant violations of ethical and legal codes such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Bribery has been…
activities. He had a duty not just to Enron but also to himself to not violate his Code of Ethics and to report the fraudulent activities which he had knowledge (Silverstein, 2013).
Knapp, M. (2011) Contemporary Auditing: Real Issues and Cases Update 8th Edition South-Western Cengage Learning
Lindberg, D. L. & Beck, F. D. (2004, November). Before and after enron: cpa's views on auditor independence. Retrieved June 21, 2014 from http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2004/
Week1 Case Study (Ping Sweeps & Port Scans)
Good morning after doing some research I was able to find the following information in regards to ping sweeping. Ping sweep is a network management method that finds which of a range of addresses is in use on the network. It takes its name from the utility ping, although the standard does not provide the necessary functionality for automated ping sweep.
Although it is a very simple program, table provides a method to hackers to flood a computer with…
Yinze (Stanley) Jia
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Systems is the ability to model the components of the system, to connect the inputs and outputs among those components into a sensible whole that reflects the structure and dynamics of the phenomenon observed. Abstract thinking is the ability to make and manipulate models. A good understanding of these concepts are required by every employee to best do their own part in the process of selling a product…
Case Study 1: Martin
Martin, a behavior analyst, is working with Sara, a 14-year-old girl with severe developmental delays who exhibits self-injurious behavior (SIB). The self-injurious behaviors included pulling her hair, biting her arm and banging her head against the wall. After conducting a functional analysis, Martin decided to employ an intervention program consisting of differential reinforcement of other (DRO) desired behavior. Martin collected data on Sara's SIB before and during the intervention…
Part 1: Group Development
The genesis and growth of a group always goes through five stages: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. Forming is always the first stage, where the group members meet for the first time and roles as well as structure and purpose are not firmly established. This stage closes when the individuals label themselves as a group. Appropriately named, the storming stage is defined by intragroup conflict in the areas of limited autonomy and leadership, and is…
1. Read the case entitled “Who Makes the Apple iPhone?” on page 33.
2. Answer the following questions in three pages.
1. What are the benefits to Apple of outsourcing the assembly of the iPhone to foreign countries, and particularly China? What are the potential costs and risks to Apple?
Lower labor cost is one of the most basic reasons but as the case points out, that was only a small consideration.
Apples ability to scale production up/down very quickly and even with short based on demand…