Aircraft Solutions (AS), located in Southern California helps customers through all phases of new product development from prototypes to final large-volume production and assembly. Aircraft Solutions is a leader is design and fabrication of component product and services for companies in the electronics, commercial, defense and aerospace industry. AS’s mission is to provide customer success through machined products and related services and to meet cost, quality and schedule requirements.
Potential Security Weakness I: Hardware Vulnerability
Aircraft Solution has a firewall vulnerability that weakens the network infrastructure. There are insufficient firewalls protecting AS’s headquarters, currently there is only one Firewall between the Defense Division (DD) router and the main router. A firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another network (e.g., the Internet) that is not assumed to be secure and trusted. The Chula Vista site lacked a firewall connection resulting in a direction connection to the Internet. Without a firewall in place, all of the company computers are directly accessible to anyone on the Internet.
Possible network infrastructure threats arise from two sources, …show more content…
Firewall rules set reviews are performed to significantly strengthen an organization’s perimeter security and network segmentation, and to verify that the network segmentation meets best practices and supports the client’s/ customer needs. Frequent and thorough firewall audits are critical to reduce business risk exposures on an on-going basis, and are also required for to demonstrate compliance with many information security regulations and best practices (technet.microsoft.com, 2014). A cycle of every two years seems dangerous and reckless since technology and attacks with technology are evolving