Devil’s Canyon 2 Using the potential risks for Devil’s Canyon you identified in Wk 4, create a 3- to 4-page matrix to share with the team. In your matrix, you should:
Describe briefly each of the identified risks/threats.
Evaluate the security controls that mitigate each of the risks/threats identified.
Provide a rationale for how each of the controls identified mitigates the risk to an acceptable level.
Research and describe the security technologies and security design that can be used to mitigate each of the identified information security risks. 9/1/21, 8:17 PM Devil’s Canyon: A Role-Playing Simulation on Designing the Enterprise Architecture for a Mountain Resort
Ariane: hey this is cool. looks like devils canyon is nearly ready for guests!
Se Jong: lol
Justin: sure, ariane, if those guests are just bytes of data too!
Justin: K, do you have a web cam? no point in just staring at the no video signal until ed gets here
Ariane: where is ed? he just sent me an im
Ed: Hey sorry guys, I just came down from the mountaintop.
Justin: well that’s not bytes of data then. No way to describe him with just the keyboard keys and
Ed: OK, looks like we’re looking at a mix of optical fiber and twisted copper wire.
Justin: Yes, the fiber will connect buildings and floors, but the twisted pair will go to the desktop. It isn’t as
fast as all fiber, probably 1 gigabit per second, but we won’t need those special interface cards for the fiber
connectors. All the computers and other devices already have jacks for the regular twisted pair connectors
that look like phone jacks.
Se Jong: We’ll need to offer them wifi anyway though, with the wireless routers and lots of access points.
Guests will be happy that they can use an Ethernet cable in their rooms – that’s usually faster than wifi.
Ed: That makes sense, Se Jong. They’ll probably be downloading movies. It will still use TCP/IP, yes?
Se Jong: Yes, and also Internet Protocol Version 6.0 – they all use TCP/IP.
Justin: It will work fine for internet access, and be very fast, too.
Ed: What about this recommendation about the coaxial cable?
Se Jong: Well, we may not need it if we can deliver the TV signals using the fiber and ethernet, but installing
it now along with the other wiring is cheap, and would be very expensive later.
Justin: Yeah, it’s not that much anyway. This will give us the most options. You never know what those
cable companies will do, and with so much competition, we want to have the option available so we can take
advantage of price breaks.
Ed: OK, sounds good to me.
Ed: Let’s look at the wifi now.
Se Jong: K, recommended this too. But how can we be sure we’ll have enough access points?
Justin: We can always install more wireless access points if we need them. Not a problem.
Ed: Good, you know people are using their smartphones with wifi too, so we want them to be able to connect
Ed: What about the cell towers? It’s annoying that we have to help pay for these. Why don’t the carriers put
Ariane: well they will pay part, and we’ve got to have 3g coverage at least.
Justin: really 4g now.
Ed: Do we have enough towers do you think?
Justin: well I hope so – the engineers thought those placements would give coverage everywhere – even the
Ed: let me show you this design for a cell tower
Ariane: is clapping!
Justin: ha… the tree looks a little goofy to me, but maybe we can spray it with some fake snow in the winter.
Se Jong: A jolly snowman cell tower!
Ed: OK, let’s see what we’ve got for landline voice calls.
Ariane: who makes voice calls anymore?
Se Jong: not me.
Justin: ha, not me either, I just text.
Ed: Yeah, well I’m old fashioned! Gotta have voice calling capabilities – voice mail, forwarding.
Ariane: this seems like a great deal… no PBX on premises.
Justin: K may know about some service providers who can handle this. With our smartphones, it is probably
ok that the cost per minute is high. Not many will be using their regular land line phones.
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Ed: Installation is really cheap – actually free if we sign a 1 year contract, and they’ll help us set everything
up. The only thing, though, is that our net connection often goes down during storms.
Se Jong: You’re right, Ed. Might be a little dangerous if the service isn’t reliable in the winter.
Justin: Well let’s go with it for now because K, recommended it. It does seem risky to me though.
Ed: I understand. Well, let’s move on.
Ed: OK, now for the bandwidth choices. I like the maximum bandwidth recommendation
Justin: I do too, and so does K. But you know we could save some money if we just leased a moderate
amount to start, but make sure the provider can ramp up if needed.
Ed: Well, let’s go with the recommendation to start with the maximum. Don’t want to open the resort and
have people posting online reviews saying the net access is slow as molasses.
Se Jong: I agree with K and Ed. If we see we never use all of it, we can get a less expensive option.
Ariane: And those video downloads are going to take some bandwidth.
Ed: OK, looks like we’ve made terrific progress on this enterprise architecture. Just one last group of
decisions to make, on the special purpose systems
Se Jong: well I can say that I think we should get them all, but let’s wait for K to do the recommendations.
Justin: works for me… I really want that web cam system on the slopes though. People will be blackmailing
each other to keep their lousy skiing runs and wipeouts off Youtube.
Ariane: lol…you got that right.
Ed: (laughs) Me too, Ariane. But it would be fun for parents to have videos of their kids learning to ski.
Justin: Yeah, and they’d pay a lot for them, too. We could add titles and credits and things, make them into
flashy little movies.
Ed: OK, guys, thanks again for coming to this web meeting on short notice. Let’s break now and get back to
Se Jong: you mean let K get back to work. I’m going skiing before those web cams go up.
Justin: haha…see you guys.
Ariane: bye all
Justin: thanks again K. enterprise architecture is like a jigsaw puzzle – all the parts have to fit together.