Project: Access Control Proposal
In this report we will be discussing making improvements to our great company, Integrated Distributors Incorporated (IDI). We are a publicly traded company that is headquartered in Billings, Montana with over 4,000 employees in 8 locations spread all throughout the world. This multinational organization operates a fleet of freight delivery trucks at each location, while also offering freight forwarding and storage, has multiple business accounts with high level retailers, Federal, and large State governments.
Recently, IDI has suffered a number of network compromises through an unsecured JV website leading to the exposure of extremely sensitive business strategies pertaining to current company documented developments. These leaks were ultimately the result of the company’s IT core infrastructure being ignored for far too long and having the majority of its operating locations running severely outdated hardware and software. This is where my team and I come in. With the understanding that this will be a process, we will be recommending a plan for phased improvements to IDI’s IT Infrastructure.
Presently, the organization’s infrastructure weaknesses far outweigh its’ strengths. The obvious problem is with the hardware and software being extremely outdated, but one of major weaknesses is the lack of security implementations at some of the sites. As I completed further evaluations of some of IDI sites, the decision became clear that we needed to come up with a fairly comprehensive plan to fix and mitigate the major issues that the company is facing now and any that may arise in the future. The most significant challenge will be to ensure that all sites are working towards the same goal of being modernized with all of the same equipment. This plan is directed at setting IT standards which will assist us in:
Avoidance of technological impasses
Reduction of dependency on outside vendors...