Operating System Security – Case Study on Network

We were given a case study and we had to write security policies and design a network architecture to provide security to the internal and external network.

You have been named the CIO for a regional retail company which has 17 stores and its own distribution network with five warehouses. Your responsibility is to come up with a plan for the network infrastructure, which includes number of servers, network security devices, desktops, laptops and handheld devices. The plan should be carefully crafted to show all the necessary details in crafting the security policies, and mechanisms to enforce the policies for the IT of the retail company. An understanding of the security issues the company is facing in order to conduct its business has to be reflected in the security aspects of the infrastructure (you should justify why a security measure is taken and how it will affect the business of the retail company).