Imagine you are an Information Security consultant for a small
college registrar’s office consisting of the registrar and two (2)
assistant registrars, two (2) student workers, and one (1) receptionist.
The office is physically located near several other office spaces. The
assistant registrars utilize mobile devices over a wireless network to
access student records, with the electronic student records being stored
on a server located in the building. Additionally, each registrar’s
office has a desktop computer that utilizes a wired network to access
the server and electronic student records. The receptionist station has a
desktop computer that is used to schedule appointments, but cannot
access student records. In 1974, Congress enacted the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to help protect the integrity of student
records. The college has hired you to ensure technical safeguards are
appropriately designed to preserve the integrity of the student records
maintained in the registrar’s office.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
Analyze proper physical access control safeguards and provide sound recommendations to be employed in the registrar’s office.
Recommend the proper audit controls to be employed in the registrar’s office.
Suggest three (3) logical access control methods to restrict
unauthorized entities from accessing sensitive information, and explain
why you suggested each method.
Analyze the means in which data moves within the organization and
identify techniques that may be used to provide transmission security
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.