Essay about Notes On Encryption And Firewalls

864 Words Apr 5th, 2015 4 Pages
M5A1 Short Paper: Encryption and Firewalls

Questions
1. Was the firewall and Web server used by Linen Planet providing encryption services?
If so, what kind of protection was in place?
2. How could the access to Linen Planet’s Web server have been better secured?

Padma Santhanam, the CTO of Linen Planet, is traveling to work and get an urgent request to log in to the work order system and approve the change request (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). If this is not done they will miss the window for the new version of their online credit application (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). This issues appears to urgent that it could not even wait till Padma Santhanam arrives at work in a short while, it needed to be done the day before and was overlooked (Whitman & Mattord, 2010).. If no authorized now, it will have to wait a week for the next change window (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). Padma gives her password and login identification to allow her assistant, David Kalb to login as her and authorize the urgent change (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). The only problem is a hacker named Maris Heath overhears everything and uses these to hack the Line Planet server (Whitman & Mattord, 2010). Simply put, shoulder surfing is when a criminal is looking over your shoulder or when you are carrying out a login to a secured site. By doing this, the criminal hopes to get your login and password to allow them to larger compromise. In this situation with Padma Santhanam it is more of a form of eavesdropping, but…

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