||President & CEO
I'm pleased to welcome the new members of the IT Security team. As
you all know, we've been expanding rapidly (with a buy-out of
a rival in Chicago on the horizon) and we have some backlog to
catch up on these days.
Before New York and Dallas opened,it was just five of us here
in Cupertino, and the network was easy enough to run without
formal protocols. Now, with 85 employees, we need to take a good,
critical look at our security. C-Bay has a lot of customer and
in-house data to protect. Our reputation and continued succeess
depend on guaranteeing reliable, secure transactions for our
customers. We are responsible for the security of personal financial
data for thousands of individuals throughout the world. Your
job is to keep that data and the data within our company private
yet accessible to authorized users.
Read the attached Executive Summary to become familiar
with our issues and needs. I've also released Meeting Notes from
a discussion I had with department heads about security for your
Before you begin work, visit the Orientation to
learn how to succeed here at C-Bay. You will be working in teams
throughout your time here at C-Bay, so take the time to learn
how to do it the right way-- the C-Bay Way.
- Explore Working with Tasks to better understand
why and how we define and solve problems using tasks.
- Work your way through the information in Working
in Teams to get your team off to a better start.
- New materials is added to the Orientation section as needed
so plan to check back each week.
Your manager will assign specific Tasks & Assignments for
your teams to complete. Follow the task link on the left to discover
the details of the tasks. Be certain to review the the Requirements section
for each task or subtask before you embark on your solution.
Our new corporate librarian has gathered Resources for
you and your team to reference as you complete the Tasks assigned.
If you have suggestions for additional resources, please email
them to your manager for consideration.
After you have completed each task, review Debrief questions
to confirm your learning and understanding of the task.
The big lie of computer security
is that security improves by imposing complex passwords on
users. In real life, people write down anything they can't
remember. Security is increased by designing for the way humans