Running head: Huffman Trucking Company Service Request, SR-HT-001
Huffman Trucking Company Service Request, SR-HT-001
University of Phoenix
Security/risks with Benefits Elections Systems
The purpose of this information is to address the possible security requirements and the possible risks associated with the Benefits Elections Systems being requested by the Huffman Trucking Company. Huffman's mission is to "be a profitable, growing, adaptive company in an intensively competitive logistical services business environment." Huffman plans to fulfill its mission is through technology, security and risk assessment/reduction.
Huffman Trucking is a national company founded in 1936 by K. Huffman a native of Cleveland OH. Huffman employs 1,400 employees in four hubs located in Cleveland OH, Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO and Bayonne, NJ. With so many employees divided in four locations, Keneth Colbert, Director of HR makes a valid request for the development and installation of a benefits election system to support the tracking and reporting of employee (union and non-union) benefits. However, because of the outdated equipment throughout Huffman Trucking security issues and risks involved which will be discussed later in this paper. First let’s discuss Huffman Trucking’s Intranet/Internet in the preceding paragraphs below.
When it comes to internet/intranet security issues Huffman Trucking has reasons to be concerned. From inefficient company procedures, security policies to the lack of firewall implementation, data encryption, user permissions and out dated technology. Huffman Trucking has four different locations with antiquated networks. They are running old versions of Windows and using outdated means of communication. The California location is using a Bus...