Project 9 & 10

  

Project Part 9: Secure Windows Applications Policy

Scenario

One of the security improvements for the Always Fresh IT environment is to ensure all workstations and servers run secure applications. The company needs policies that set security requirements for the software. These policies will guide administrators in developing procedures to ensure all client and server software is as secure as possible.

Specifically, you will write two policies to ensure web server software and web browsers are secure. Your policy statements will describe the goals that define a secure application.

Consider the following questions for web server software and web browsers:

1. What functions should this software application provide?

2. What functions should this software application prohibit?

3. What controls are necessary to ensure this applications software operates as intended?

4. What steps are necessary to validate that the software operates as intended?

Tasks

Create two policies—one for webserver software and one for web browser clients. Remember, you are writing policies, not procedures. Focus on the high-level tasks, not the individual steps.

Use the following as a guide for both policies:

§ Type of application software

§ Description of functions this software should allow

§ Description of functions this software should prohibit

§ Known vulnerabilities associated with software

§ Controls necessary to ensure compliance with desired functionality

§ Method to assess security control effectiveness

Project Part 10: Evidence Collection Policy

Scenario

After the recent security breach, Always Fresh decided to form a computer security incident response team (CSIRT). As a security administrator, you have been assigned the responsibility of developing a CSIRT policy that addresses incident evidence collection and handling. The goal is to ensure all evidence collected during investigations is valid and admissible in court.

Consider the following questions for collecting and handling evidence:

1. What are the main concerns when collecting evidence?

2. What precautions are necessary to preserve evidence state?

3. How do you ensure evidence remains in its initial state?

4. What information and procedures are necessary to ensure evidence is admissible in court?

Tasks

Create a policy that ensures all evidence is collected and handled in a secure and efficient manner. Remember, you are writing a policy, not procedures. Focus on the high-level tasks, not the individual steps.