Audit & Security
Contribution: 50 % of course Deadline Date: 29 Feb 2017
This coursework should take an average student who is up-to-date with tutorial work
approximately 50 hours
Feedback and grades are normally made available within 15 working days of the
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Coursework Submission Requirements
An electronic copy of your work for this coursework must be fully uploaded on the Deadline Date of using the link on the coursework Moodle page .
For this coursework you must submit a single PDF document. In general, any text in the document must not be an image (i.e. must not be scanned) and would normally be generated from other documents (e.g. MS Office using “Save As .. PDF”). An exception to this is hand written mathematical notation, but when scanning do ensure the file size is not excessive.
There are limits on the file size (see the relevant course Moodle page).
Make sure that any files you upload are virus-free and not protected by a password or corrupted otherwise they will be treated as null submissions.
Your work will not be printed in colour. Please ensure that any pages with colour are acceptable when printed in Black and White.
You must NOT submit a paper copy of this coursework.
All courseworks must be submitted as above. Under no circumstances can they be accepted by academic staff
The University website has details of the current Coursework Regulations, including details of penalties for late submission, procedures for Extenuating Circumstances, and penalties for Assessment Offence
This coursework is to be completed as an individual piece of work.
You are a trainee IT security auditor working for AuditSec consultants. One day your Chief Auditor, Stanley Widget, asks you to conduct an audit and prepare a report on behalf of a new client, the CIS Dept at the University of Greenwich. Stanley speaks to you informally about this audit job and you agree that you will attempt it; he then, formally, sends you the following documents:-
An Audit Job Allocation form, to inform you of the job you have agreed to undertake,
A copy of the original letter from the client specifying the audit requirement.
A copy of the CMS Student Technical Support Lab Rules that Stanley wants you to use.
Read these attached documents and familiarise yourself with the scenario.
Visit the computing laboratories on the 1st floor King William (including the MAC labs) and perform your audit using whatever practical techniques you consider suitable. However, you MUST abide by the constraints specified by the client. Based on this, write a report as requested above. The report should have a minimum 3000 words, maximum 5000 words excluding any appendices/references. The report must be word-processed and must have the headings and subheadings specified by the Chief Auditor in the Audit Job Allocation form.
Marks will be awarded as follows:-
Title, Recipients, Date, Contents Page, 5 marks
Scope 10 marks
Business Setting 10 marks
Practical Audit Method Employed 20 marks
Student Adherence to Lab Rules 30 marks
Audit Conclusion 20 marks
Report presentation 5 Marks
Marks will be lost for:-
Poor referencing (especially of internet sources): word-for-word copies of sources must be shown in quotes and be referenced. Ideas that are not original to you must be properly attributed.
Poor quality of expression, spelling and grammar, referencing
Poor Content: lacking original thought, research, integration of topics
Poor Application of Taught Concepts
This coursework does not lend itself to copying from the internet or other published materials. You are reminded of the University’s policy on plagiarism and cheating and that any evidence of wrongful cutting and pasting of information sources will be passed to the Plagiarism Officer; you may then be given a zero mark for this work.
The grades for the sections will be amalgamated into an overall grade for the entire coursework.
70–100% Professional piece of work with excellence in all given assessment criteria.
60-69% Professional piece of work good in all given assessment criteria, possibly excellent in some.
50-59% Professional piece but with some omissions/inaccuracies/inappropriate deductions.
40-49% Marginal Fail in academic assessment criteria lacking in thoroughness as professional report.
35-39% Definite Fail as an academic exercise and not acceptable as a professional piece of work.
0-34% Fail: work that is unacceptable both academically and as a professional piece.
CEO AuditSec plc
396 Romney Road
London SE10 9LS
23 January 2017
Dear Mr Widget,
The School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS) requires you to undertake a security audit of computing resources used by students in the computing laboratories on the first floor of the King William Building (including the Mac lab). In following our adherence to ISO27002 controls, and especially section 8.1.3 Acceptable Use of Assets, we are requesting an audit to assess the extent of compliance of the university students to the official Student Technical Support Lab Rules. These rules are made available on the Student Intranet but I enclose a copy of the Lab Rules showing those rules that I would like you to work with.
However, the university has specified two constraints that must be adhered to by all of your participating fieldwork auditors. Constraint 1 is that auditors must not converse either verbally or in writing with any member of the university staff of any grade. Constraint 2 is that auditors must approach from a point of view consistent with that of an average (not highly technical) student. Consequently, the audit need not investigate at the operating systems level nor the actual network servers themselves. In fact, to be as authentic as possible and not cause alarm or disruption, I will arrange for your audit team to be temporarily given student status so that their work will not alert university staff in any way.
I look forward to receiving your audit report as agreed.
Manager CIS Support
Queen Mary Building
Student Lab Rules
The following details Lab Rules that all students must obey by when in the King William Labs:
Smoking is banned in labs
Do not eat or drink in labs
Students must not talk on thier Mobile phones within the labs
Users are prohibited from the use of Peer2Peer file-sharing technologies
Users are prohibited from using chat programmes
Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter etc are allowed to be used in the labs, however at busy times please be considerate to other users and log off if you are only using a lab computer for social media. The support staff may ask you to log out to make your computer available to another user if you are just using social media applications.
Users are prohibited from placing notices or signs on any machine.
Users are prohibited from logging into more than one machine at any time.
Users are prohibited from running programs on the machines outside of Lab opening hours, for example rendering or simulations.
Games (web based or otherwise) are not permitted in the labs. (Except in supervised tutorial sessions in the games development lab.)
Users must not behave in a way which may disturb other users, for example causing excessive noise
If you are using a computer which has been booked for class use, please leave it as soon as you are requested to do so by the technical support or teaching staff.
At busy times the technical support staff may logout unattended computers after 15 minutes to free them for other users.
Users must produce a valid resource card at the request of any member of technical support, security or other
university staff, failure to do so may result in students being asked to leave the premises
Any verbal or physical abuse of any member of technical support, security or other University staff will not be
Users should not leave litter in the labs, this includes unwanted print outs
Do not attempt to rewire any aspect of the lab machines (Unless authorised to do so and in supervised conditions within the hardware lab KW116 or the Forensics computers in KW1036).
Users may not connect personal laptops to the University’s wired network.
Do not connect any electronic equipment to the University’s power supply without prior permission and the use of a surge protector. You are responsible for the safety and security of your own equipment: The University will not be responsible for any damage caused to your equipment as a result of such connection.
Do not print any materials which are obscene, defamatory, offensive etc
Do not take or copy other people’s printouts
Do not use your own paper, acetates etc with the printers
Do not attempt to change the setup of any printers in any way, e.g. paper size etc
Do not remove unused paper from the printers
Take care not to introduce viruses into the University.
Use the virus checking and removal facilities on the computer networks regularly to check your data; otherwise your work and that of others could be lost.
Contact the computing lab staff if your files are reported as having viruses and you are not sure what to do
The computers will try to automatically detect viruses before they damage your work. If they find something suspicious your computer will display a message stating this. Do not ignore this and ask the lab support staff if you are not sure.
All loaned Eqipment must be returned to the counter on the stated Loan Date )
Equipment returned late will result in the student account being disabled
Students will have to pay a .10 fine for equipment returned late
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