Melissa Wk 5 Checkpoint TJX Companies

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Melissa McCarty IT/205 Week 5 Checkpoint: TJX Companies University of Phoenix TJX corporate systems had poor security controls, which is what may have led to their systems being compromised. One of the main problems was the location of where the computer kiosks were placed in the stores. These kiosks were supposed to be secure but there was access from the back of them which made them vulnerable for unauthorized access. Although they had some firewall protection, there was not enough to protect the system or it was not monitored correctly. The wireless network that was being used was an old encryption system or WEP, which is an easy system for hackers to gain access to without much knowledge. The kiosks placement should have been more thought out and all aspects of security should have been considered first. These kiosks should have been placed where they could be observed as well as monitored. The kiosks also should have been inspected on a regular basis for any type of tampering or unauthorized access as well as password changes to access the system should
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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