3693222_344227228_Assignment-4597.pdf - Advanced Security Techniques COM3065 AST ICA1 2019-20 From the module guide “Component 1(30 A critical review

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Advanced Security Techniques COM3065 AST ICA1 2019-20 From the module guide Component 1 (30%): A critical review of the current status of security techniques (approx. 2000 words) assessing learning outcomes 1,2,3,8. Criteria: Understanding of current security threats. Appreciation of appropriate countermeasures. Consideration of legal, ethical and professional issues. LO1 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed understanding of information and network security principles. LO2 Demonstrate understanding of the tools and skills employed by network attackers. LO3 Confidently describe appropriate methods of protecting networks and systems that are legal, ethical and professional. LO8 Communicate findings from investigative tasks clearly, fluently and effectively in a professional manner.” Task/scenario Consider a typical UK-based company with a conventional IT infrastructure involving several physical sites; VPN links between the sites; (logical) DMZ for email and (public-facing) web servers; and internal file and database servers. Some of the servers are cloud-based. The company also makes heavy use of social medias Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to engage with (potential) customers. You are to research and report typical means of reconnaissance or information gathering and attack (i.e., attack vectors) by actors involved in industrial espionage/spying (both from the UK and overseas); a comprehensive attack surface of the scenario;
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