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explain how encryption might have helped prevent or lessen the effects of Bibliofind's security breach.
If Bibliofind used secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption to transmit data over secure sockets, the security breach would have failed, or at least would have been less severe. [ Had the data been encrypted, the hackers would have ended up with MD5 hash, or some other form of encrypted values that they could not decrypt without the server-side keys. The architecture of the Bibliofind database should have had encrypted fields that could only be decrypted with the server-side encryption keys. The cost of this would have been very minimal as we can get SSL keys from various providers (ie –
Verisign) for very cheap. Data encryption does not stop intruders from opening or exposing security holes on a server, however encryption makes it very difficult to render stolen data in to any kind of usable format. If Bibliofind did utilize data encryption, the intruders would have either spent a lot of time trying to break the encryption keys, but more than likely moved on to another site that did not have any encryption. From this we learn how important data encryption is any time we conduct e-business. Unfortunately it sometimes takes these breaches in order make our technologies stronger, but we learn lessons and learn to become more effective in future projects. ]
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Where should Biliofind have placed firewall in its network and what kind of rules they should have used tofilter network traffic?
Weegy: The computers we use in today’s society are advancing every day. Every child and adult can operate or manipulate most home computers. [ We are being taught that to succeed in today’s electronic world, the computer will help in providing all the answers. One of the problems we face with the computer is that there are so many rights versus wrong, or good versus bad things that can be done using a computer. In this report we will discuss how Bibliofind might have used firewalls to prevent the intruders from gaining access to its transaction servers, how encryption might have helped prevent or lessen the effects of Bibliofind’s security breach, and the California law requiring companies to inform customers when private information might have been exposed during a security breach. How Bibliofind might have used firewalls to prevent the intruders from gaining access to its transaction servers, where the firewalls should have been placed in the network, and what kinds of rules they should have used to filter network traffic at each point. For people who are not familiar with a lot of computer terms, “a firewall is software or a hardware-software combination that is installed in a network to control the packet traffic moving through it. The firewall provides a defense between a network and the Internet or between a network and any other network that could pose a problem (Schneider, 2011, p.479)”. If Bibliofind had wanted to prevent intruders from gaining access to its transaction servers they should have used “trusted” networks where they had the client information. It is known that networks outside the firewall are unreliable (untrusted) and could cause a problem. The firewall acts as a filter to allow selected messages to flow in and out of the network. The firewall should not stop people who want to do business with Bibliofind, but restrict any and all (employees included) ] (More)
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