First, “It is important to emphasize that IT security management needs to be a key part of an organization’s overall management plan.” (Stallings, 2015, p.488). In fact, senior management should always be conscious that security policies meet the company business strategy goals. For this reason, a security risk assessment is being evaluated and validated to identify key critical risks, availability of data managed by the IT systems and consequences of a security failure. According to the initial review, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is identified as a top-priority risk because it controls and monitors the functions of mining operations. Indeed, risks of a security attack could affect mining ventilation and cooling systems, mining operations and fill systems. All in all, these risks could lead to a collapse in the mining operation, fatalities, fines/sanctions and loss of mining license. Consequently, the risk assessme...
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...and risk prevention. The report includes the main risks associated to the systems along with an implementation plan that determines the level of risk for each service. Although the report it is fairly complete, it fails to mention and suggest the innovation by acquiring and testing the latest technology equipment available for thread prevention such as UTM’s, email SaaS Endpoint protection and enable role based control (RBAC) risk prevention for Financial, Procurement and Production systems. Besides, the SCADA systems needs to be updated, patched and tested on a development environment before implementing it on the real environment. Lastly, along with innovation, testing and deployment, it is essential to implement employee training on e-mail services to avoid attacks such as phishing scams, malware, viruses, and other email-borne threats in messages and attachments.
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