Assignment: Cyber Security
You are an experienced employee of the DigiFirm Investigation Company. Chris, your team leader, said the company has a new potential client. Acme e-Goods is a well-known outfit that markets its products over the Internet. The company has a large-scale network that houses a great amount of sensitive customer information they want to protect.
Acme e-Goods is seeking proposals from private forensics firms. The company is considering keeping a firm on retainer that could immediately respond to any network security incidents.
Chris has a number of people involved in preparing DigiFirm’s proposal and wants you to get involved. He wants you to find examples of actual high-profile network security breaches that have occurred so DigiFirm can show Acme e-Goods just how common network security breaches are becoming, and that Acme is not immune.
For this assignment, provide the following deliverables:
Using the Internet, search for examples of high-profile network security breaches. You can use the regular press, technology- or security-specific sources, or generic white papers from security firms or professional associations.
Describe three (3) of these incidents in detail. Be sure to include (a) the organization that was attacked, (b) the nature of the breach, (c) the impact of the incident, and (d) the resolution (if any).
Present each incident as a separate, numbered deliverable (3 total).