Recent Question/Assignment

Course : ICA60211 Advanced Diploma of Network Security
Unit Code and Name : ICANWK602A Plan, configure and test advanced server based security Trainer/Assessor :
Assessment item : Case Study & Report
Due date : Week 4 (Extension upon trainer’s approval only)
Context and Purpose of the assessment:
This assessment will assess your skills and knowledge in the area of ‘Plan, configure and test advanced server based security’ unit. This assessment activity deals with the following elements of performance and critical aspects of evidence:
Task Element Performance Criteria
1-4 1, 2, 3, 4 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2,
2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5,3.6,3.7,
3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
o The assessment tasks for the unit assume that you will work in the Information Technology industry. Case Study and Report used in this assessment reflect a workplace scenario.
o The student must have access to a Computer, Printer and Microsoft Office Suite Applications for doing the assessment for this unit.
o If you are not sure about any aspect of this assessment, please ask for clarification from your assessor. If the assessment is not satisfactory, the trainer will allow one more attempt to the assessment item.
o The responses to assessment questions should be in your own words and examples from
workplace should be used wherever possible.
This unit applies to planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting advanced security on network servers.
Case Study
NJVC builds and manages IT systems for the United States Department of Defense, national intelligence organizations, and other customers whose IT needs have soared in the midst of a budget-wilting recession. NJVC recently evaluated Windows Server 2012 to get an early look at the IP Address Management feature. By using it, NJVC has demonstrated a 20 percent reduction in IP address management tasks and identified potential savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars in third-party IP management solutions. More efficient IP address management directly affects the service provider’s ability to respond quickly and competitively to customer needs. Automated IP address management also enhances customer network security. NJVC plans to upgrade hundreds of its own servers and customer servers under its management to Windows Server 2012 to take advantage of the many new capabilities.
The details of case study can be found in Pacific College Management System (PCMS) resources.
Assessment Activities: Report - Complete the following four (4) tasks in your own words. You are required to prepare and submit a minimum of 2000 words detailed report explaining that identifies that you are competent in implement advanced server security using secure authentication and network services on a network server.
Task 1 Plan advanced network-server security according to business needs
Please ensure to cover these points in your answers and tick the checkbox Checklist
1.1 Consult with client and key stakeholders to identify security requirements in an advanced network server environment
1.2 Analyse and review existing client security documentation and predict network service vulnerabilities
1.3 Research network authentication and network service configuration options and implications to produce network security solutions
1.4 Ensure features and capabilities of network service security options meet the business needs
1.5 Produce or update server security design documentation to include new solutions
1.6 Obtain sign-off for the security design from the appropriate person
Task 2 Prepare for network-server security implementation
Please ensure to cover these points in your answers and tick the checkbox Checklist
2.1 Prepare for work in line with site-specific safety requirements and enterprise OHS processes and procedures
2.2 Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel
2.3 Consult appropriate person to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite
2.4 Back up server before implementing configuration changes
Task 3 Configure the advanced network-server security according to design
Please ensure to cover these points in your answers and tick the checkbox Checklist
3.1 Configure update services to provide automatic updates to ensure maximum security and reliability
3.2 Configure network authentication, authorisation and accounting services to log and prevent unauthorised access to the server
3.3 Configure basic service security and access control lists to limit access to authorised users, groups or networks
3.4 Implement encryption as required by the design
3.5 Configure advanced network service security options for services and remote access
3.6 Configure the operating system or third-party firewall to filter traffic in line with security requirements
3.7 Ensure security of server logs and log servers are appropriately implemented for system integrity
3.8 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster
Task 4 Monitor and test network-server security
Please ensure to cover these points in your answers and tick the checkbox Checklist
4.1 Test server to assess the effectiveness of network service security according to agreed design plan
4.2 Monitor server logs, network traffic and open ports to detect possible intrusions
4.3 Monitor important files to detect unauthorised modifications
4.4 Investigate and verify alleged violations of server or data security and privacy breaches
4.5 Recover from, report and document security breaches according to security policies and procedures
4.6 Evaluate monitored results and reports to implement and test improvement actions required to maintain the required level of network service security