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INTRODUCTION
As wireless and mobile technologies continue to grow in presence and popularity, the world is
becoming more and more connected. Unfortunately, this also means that devices and networks
are becoming more and more vulnerable to outside threats. Businesses must identify and mitigate
these vulnerabilities and threats in order to protect employees’ personal information and ensure
the organization is secure from passive leaking of proprietary information.
In this task you will assume the role of an IT professional who is responsible for identifying
wireless and mobile vulnerabilities, as outlined in the scenario below. You will then present your
findings and recommend solutions to mitigate these risks and prevent future threats.
SCENARIO
You are a network professional on the IT team at Alliah Company, a new but fast-growing social
media provider. One year ago, Alliah launched a social media website aimed at young
professionals. The company also released a mobile app for accessing the site from cellular
devices. Alliah was able to launch its website with money generated by a crowd-funded
campaign, but most of the funds were spent on the site and app development, with relatively little
money (and time) devoted to the internal office network infrastructure.
Alliah has 35 full-time employees, all of whom have offices or shared work spaces in a threestory building that serves as the company headquarters. The building is an old warehouse that
was converted for office use and is approximately 10,000 square feet. Currently, the employees
occupy only two floors; the third floor is vacant and available for expansion.
The Alliah WLAN has a gigabit managed switch, a multiservice wireless LAN controller, and
seven wireless access points strategically located to provide coverage to office staff. One access
point services a large back patio area for employee use. The network is protected by a firewall.
The Alliah website servers are located in a data center 100 miles from Alliah headquarters.
Five employees are account representatives who are on the road at least 80 percent of the time,
and each rep has a company-issued laptop, tablet, and smartphone. They use a large, shared
office in the headquarters building when they are not traveling.
Employees use company-owned computers that connect to the WLAN, and, in an effort to
control costs during the launch, Alliah has a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.
The IT staff consists of five employees; three are devoted to website maintenance, one manages
the headquarters’ computers and network, and another employee assists with the website and the
office network. IT staff uses wired Ethernet connections to remotely access the website servers.
The Alliah website is successful, attracting more and more visitors each month. Jennifer, the
CEO, anticipates hiring more employees and is considering a strategy that would take the
company public within a few years. In preparation, she wants to ensure that Alliah’s wireless
networking infrastructure is highly secure, especially because it may need to grow quickly in a
short period of time, and she wants to understand the security risks the company faces. She also
wants to decide if Alliah should continue allowing BYOD or restrict network access to companyowned devices only, or if a compromise solution is available.
REQUIREMENTS
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the
submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted
or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided
when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed
criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by
more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions
of the course.
A. Describe two WLAN vulnerabilities that present risks for Alliah, based on the details in
the scenario.
B. Describe two mobile vulnerabilities that present risks for Alliah, based on the details in
the scenario.
C. Summarize the steps for mitigating each identified WLAN and mobile vulnerability,
including the specific tools or documentation that will be needed for mitigation.
D. Recommend preventive measures to maintain the security posture of WLAN and mobile
environments in a small business, such as Alliah. Reference federal, state, or industry
regulations that justify these measures.
E. Recommend a solution for the company’s BYOD approach, including research to justify
your recommendation.
F. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted,
paraphrased, or summarized.
G. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your
submission.

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