You are the new IT Manager for the Cougar Corporation, a firm of 500 employees, with 5 buildings located in three different states. Much of the information is critical to the operation of the business and contains key customer information. As the new IT Manager, one of your employees comes to you concerned with the safeguarding of the firm’s information. As you investigate this issue further, you too are concerned as it does not appear many methods of safeguarding the firm’s information are in place. What methods would you want to make sure are in place to help with the safeguarding of information? What role do you see firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus systems playing in promoting security?
Write up a memo to your supervisor detailing methods you would like to see implemented across the firm and the role of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus systems in promoting better safeguarding of the firm’s information.