Final Term Paper Project: Interview with CCL

Due Week 10 and worth 125 points

You  have been asked back for a final interview with the Cyber Crime lab  (CCL). The hiring decision is between you and one other candidate. You  are required to answer the following questions prior to the interview as  a test of your knowledge so CCL can determine the most qualified  applicant. Each member of the CCL hiring team has created a short  question. Answer each of these questions specifically, knowing that your  answers may determine who will be hired.

Write a paper in which you answer the following: 

  1. As  a field representative for your company, you are accustomed to  traveling and working from hotels on the road. You always stay in a  hotel with free WiFi so that you can work and check  your email, as well as Skype with your family. What are the risks of  using a public WiFi network? Short of finding a more secure network,  what could you do to use this wireless network in a more secure fashion?
  2. Why would a network administrator want to filter certain ports when capturing data such as FTP traffic? How can capturing network traffic help a security analyst?
  3. A project team for your company has been working in the field at the client’s gas refinery for the past 2 years. They are finishing the client’s project and will be returning to the corporate office next week. After reviewing your incident tickets, you find that several people at the corporate office have reported receiving infected files from the field team. You  are responsible for creating a plan for receiving and re-introducing  the field team’s computer back into the company computer network.  Briefly describe your plan for ensuring that any infected machines do  not impact the corporate network. What should you consider when creating  your plan? What lessons learned could be incorporated in the future?
  4. Research Sam Spade to discover more information about the tools it includes. Briefly describe the purpose and expected result for each tool found on the Basic and Tools menu of Sam Spade.
  5. Explain the specific knowledge you gained from the labs in this class, and how it could benefit CCL.
  6. Use at least five quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

The specific course outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the process of network traffic analysis and sniffing, and their appropriate tools.
  • Analyze wireless network vulnerabilities exploited by hackers.
  • Examine the appropriate methods for performing incident handling.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cybercrime techniques and response.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to cybercrime techniques and response using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading  for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /  organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the  following rubric.

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