For this assignment, you will take on the role of a network security employee for a brand-new power plant. It is your responsibility to develop a plan to safeguard against a breach of critical infrastructure and set up responses to likely breaches. This plan should include the initial network setup, proactive preventative security measures, and contingency plans for when something goes wrong, like part of the network going down or an attack on the system.
This new power plant has 50 employees, all of whom can work remotely at least one day per week so they must be able to VPN into the network remotely. Each employee needs quick connectivity and advanced systems to monitor the processes at the plant. Consider the above information when making your design decisions and establishing your security measures and contingency plans; you must justify your decisions based on what you’ve learned in the course and external sources, explaining why and how certain structures will safeguard the system and prevent attacks.
Your written plan should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words long, including a 300 word executive summary that addresses the main points of your plan. You must write your plan as if you were proposing it to the head of the security who is looking for network security options for the new plant.