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Unformatted text preview: The credit card data theft at TXJ Companies is considered one of the worst ever. The case is significant because of a lack of appropriate security and control. Resources: Ch. 7 & 12 of Essentials of Management Information Systems. Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words: List and describe the security controls in place. Where are the weaknesses? Although these companies were warned on the dangers of, using outdated Microsoft SQL Server, making them easy targets for SQL injection attacks from hackers abroad. The next prime weakness is described as the lack of proper encryption, relying on WEP encryption rather than a more secure method like WPA. What tools and technologies could have been used to fix the weaknesses? It does not take a brain surgeon to figure it out the proper updates to the server and smarter encryption method for the wireless network for every computer owned by the company. I am certain that if the company had an IT Department working around the clock, they may have realized the issues sooner, the...
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