Option #1: Cloud for Retail

You are the chief information technology officer at a small retail organization, ABC Company, that sells services and products online. ABC Company employs five architects, ten programmers, 3 project managers, and two technicians. There are 25 store locations but 80% of revenue comes from online sales. Each location is equipped with a local area network. In addition, five computers are used by the administrative assistants for managing vendor and customer information. All of these computers are connected using a local area network. The senior management at the ABC Company decided to migrate all their applications into Amazon Cloud within six months.

As the chief information technology officer, you are charged with the task of evaluating the data security of the chosen Cloud vendor (Amazon Cloud Services) of all the patients, customers, vendors, status of the facility network and developing a report to recommend the directions that should be followed in the near future.

The report should include:

  • Existing and potential vulnerabilities and threats on the Cloud
  • Suggestions and discussions of methods or tools that can be used to overcome the existing and potential security threats
  • Discussion of encryption techniques that can be used for the wireless network and the selection and justification of a proper technique for this facility
  • Discussion of the prevention of cyber-attacks and the proper maintenance needed to achieve this goal.

Your paper should be 10-12 pages in length, contain illustrative diagrams for the considered systems, and conform to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the course textbook.  The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.