Assignment 7.3 - Module Review

Assignment 7.3 - Module Review - MGMT 394 Management of...

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MGMT 394 Management of Information Security Assignment 7.3 – Module Review by Chan Hsing Joo Cheryl ID: 2101610 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Feb 2016 1
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MGMT 394 Management of Information Security Part 1: Review Questions 1. What is the difference between authentication and authorization? Can a system permit authorization without authentication? Why or why not? Authentication is the process of validating a supplicant’s purported identity. It ensures that the entity requesting access is the entity claimed (Whitman & Mattord, 2010, pg.336). Authentication have four types of mechanism namely: something you know i.e. passwords, passphrases, something you have i.e. cryptographic tokens, something you are i.e. fingerprints, and something you produce i.e. voice pattern recognition. Authorization is process that begins with an authenticated entity – a person or a virtual identity such as another company programs. In general, authorization can be handled in one of three ways, authorization for each authenticated user, authorization for members of a group, and authorization across multiple systems (Whitman & Mattord, 2010, p.336-341). 2. What is the typical relationship between the untrusted network, the firewall, and the trusted network? The untrusted network is typically the Internet or another segment of public access network while the trusted network is typically a privately owned network. The firewall serves as
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