Fullsoft’s Breach Risks Threats and Vulnerabilities

Fullsoft’s Breach Risks Threats and Vulnerabilities.

Contemporary organizations collect, store, and transmit a tremendous amount of highly sensitive
data. Despite the many benefits that information technology offers, these systems are not
completely secure. Proper controls must be put in place to mitigate security risks and protect
vital business information.

Scenario
Fullsoft, Inc. is a software development company based in New York City. Fullsoft’s software
product development code is kept confidential in an effort to safeguard the company’s
competitive advantage in the marketplace. Fullsoft recently experienced a malware attack; as
a result, proprietary information seems to have been leaked. The company is now in the
process of recovering from this breach.

Fullsoft’s Breach

You are a security professional who reports to Fullsoft’s infrastructure operations team. The Chief
Technology Officer asks you and your colleagues to participate in a team meeting to discuss
the incident and its potential impact on the company.

Tasks
Prepare for the meeting by deliberating on the following questions:
• How would you assess the risks, threats, and/or vulnerabilities that may have allowed this
incident to occur, or could allow a similar incident to occur in the future?
• What insights about risks, threats, and/or vulnerabilities can you glean from reports of
similar incidents that have occurred in other organizations?
• What potential outcomes should the company anticipate as a result of the malware attack
and possible exposure of intellectual property?
• Which countermeasures would you recommend the company implement to detect current
vulnerabilities, respond to the effects of this and other successful attacks, and prevent
future incidents?

Write an outline of key points (related the questions above) that the team should discuss at the
meeting.


You are a security professional who reports to Fullsoft’s infrastructure operations team. The Chief
Technology Officer asks you and your colleagues to participate in a team meeting to discuss
the incident and its potential impact on the company.