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Melvin Davies Assignment 7 MIS 685 The iPremier Company (A), (B), and (C): Denial of Service Attack Case 2-2 (Applegate et al. Textbook p339-347 and the attached cases B and C under course document on the Blackboard) – DUE DATE 7-5-2011 11:30 P.M 1. Premier was unprepared for the 75 minutes attack. This might have come due to too much faith in the Qdata's abilities to control these situation and lack of vision with regards to any threats. Every ones reaction was that of panic because there were no crisis management strategy or disaster plans in place. As the communication lines got crossed and broke down, the sense of panic at iPremier grew higher with no defined plan on how to get out of it. 2. Despite the sense of professionalism maintained by Turley and Ripley it was clear that the company has no procedures in place to deal with infrastructure risk at any level. Needless to say that if this or any similar attack occurred during high traffic time the consequences might be excessive to the infrastructure, business and the reputation of the company. It was clear in the case that Jack hired Bob to create and implement proper policies and procedures for the infrastructure risk management. To do this, iPremier has to assess all known threats to the infrastructure risk matrix and develop procedures to immediately identify the type and risk. These threats would need to be continually assessed as new ones emerge and identification would determine the proper procedures defending against them 3. Risk management. Update the book with the emergency procedures. Also coordinate with Qdata to ensure that the router is secured from further attacks with security implementation that should be tested. If Qdata is wish washy about doing this, dump them regardless of cost. An investment in a new provider now is worth the cost vs the long term implications of continuing this service and putting the whole business at risk as the business is dependent upon a secure connection.
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4. I would be worried this DOS attack could happen again, at any time. Even worse; at a time where network traffic on the website is at a peak. My actions would one of the following There are two main options which iPremier should contemplate based on the Denial of Service attack of Case 2-2. Though one is pretty cut and dry, the second contains escalations whereby each becomes more costly than the next. Nonetheless, this attack does seem targeted, so an ecommerce firm may want to get a bit more serious on their securities. Option 1: First, iPremier could go about their business and do nothing. That is, a DoS attack,
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