The case for this module intends to ensure that you can: (a) describe the general structure of a computer network, (b) present some typical procedures for securing and maintaining networks, and (c) identify the links between the technological components and the overall sociotechnical framework of the firm.
Before writing-up this case, read and review the following documents and web sites (we recommend reading in this same order):
Network Structure Design:http://www.geeksnerds.co.uk/it-support/computer-network/
Ten steps to securing Networks:http://howto.techworld.com/security/1862/ten-steps-to-secure-networking/
Sociotechnical systems in the 21st century: http://www.bayswaterinst.org/storage/Sociotechnical%20systems%20theory%20in%20the%2021st%20Century.pdf
This is a web site, so please browse and pick few security policy templates for evaluation:http://www.sans.org/security-resources/policies/computer.phpoffered by SANS.
Now, imagine you are starting a new business; you are opening a medium-sized food store in your hometown. (if a food store does not suit you, then any similar-sized business is fine for this assignment.) Specifically, you now must design the technology and networking architecture for your business.
For this case, write a 4-5 page description and justification for the technology and network architecture you decide upon and design. Be sure to articulate the structure, your procedure for securing and maintaining the network, and discuss and rationalize the sociotechnical linkages that you design between your organization and the technology. Include at least three policies that you would recommend for the organization (just list them and explain why those were selected).