Case Project 13-7: Lake Point Security Consulting
“Lake Point Consulting Services (LPCS) provides security consulting and assurance services to over 500 clients across a wide range of enterprises in more than 20 states. A new initiative at LPCS is for each of its seven regional offices to provide internships to students who are in their final year of the security degree program at the local college.
Predish Real Estate and Auction (PREA) buys and sells high-end residential and commercial real estate across a multistate region. One of the tools that PREA offers is a sophisticated online website that allows potential buyers to take virtual tours of properties. However, PREA’s site was recently compromised by attackers who defaced the site with malicious messages, causing several customers to threaten to withdraw their listings. PREA’s senior management has demanded a top-to-bottom review of their security by an independent third party. LPCS has been hired to perform the review, and they have contracted with you to work on this project.
- The first task is to perform a vulnerability assessment of PREA. Create a PowerPoint presentation for the president and his staff about the steps in a vulnerability assessment. List in detail the actions under each step and what PREA should expect in the assessment. Your presentation should contain at least 10 slides” (Ciampa, 605).
Carefully read the case project statement and step number 1 to ensure you cover all of the requested topics. Refer to the information given in the Module 4 assignment that was similar to this for reminders about how to create good presentations. Remember to use the speaker’s notes (this is especially important as I will not see you give this presentation. I need to know what you will say if you were in front of an audience), few bulleted items on the screen, and applicable graphics (charts, graphs, clipart) to make the presentation interesting. You should have an introduction slide, a conclusion slide, and a slide for the list of your sources, along with any content slides needed to get your point across. Information technology specialists always need to be prepared to talk about technology to those who are not versed in the subject. This assignment gives you practice in doing just that.