Only questions 7-15 need answered, for the first Maricopa breach in 2011.
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Case Study Maricopa Community College security breach
The following case study describes a security breach of major proportions. IT
currently stands as a landmark example of what can happen if network and
computer security is not taken seriously and if people and organization do not
act responsibly to protect information and computer infrastructure
In 2011, the Maricopa Community College system (which comprises 10
different colleges and campuses) experienced a breach of its systems. At that
time, it only affected about 400 people and was not publically disclosed.
Research this breach (see a sample of possible sources below)
Summarize the incident
When was the first breach first discovered?
When did it become public?
What occurred during the interim?
Why was there such a long delay?
Identify Root causes (Hint: there is likely more than a single root cause)
Identify Aggravating causes (things that made events and results worse)
Describe consequences (legal, organizational, costs in money,
reputation, short and long term)
Consider what preventative measures could and should have been put
Were there specific early warning signs that should have been noticed?
Why werenâ€™t they? When the problem was finally noticed, what actions
Expound on lessons learned for other institutions?
What types of controls would have best helped prevent or mitigate this
What type of audit might have detected discrepancies before the
Find another example of a different breach approaching this same
severity. Cite your sources and describe the breach as done in the first