UMGC Cybersecurity System Security Report for Successful Acquisition Report
Good news: The media and entertainment company you work for has decided to acquire a media streaming company to complement the business. That means there’s a need to assess the financial strength and operational capabilities of the target company, including cybersecurity. The acquisition team needs to take a look at everything—operating systems, network infrastructure, data protection mechanisms, applications, patch levels, and all technology components to assess systems integration between the two companies. You are the cybersecurity engineering architect who will develop a strategy to mitigate risk, protect systems, and prevent threats to data. Your scope includes the enterprise network, data, architecture, and technology capabilities, operating systems, applications, and security processes of the streaming company.
Although the streaming company’s technology leader did not provide information on any system or trusted environments, you suspected that the company may be using older unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows and Adobe Acrobat. Another challenge: You know that your media and entertainment company doesn’t have the staff with the technical know-how, to assess the security of a technology-oriented streaming company. You will have to be detail-oriented and specific with staff members, to ensure the most important aspects of the integration of the two companies will be covered. You will develop a cybersecurity for a successful acquisition report that details the cybersecurity posture of the target company, trusted mechanisms to incorporate, and remedies to implement, to prevent threats and exploits. The report will be part of the larger assessment report the leaders of the acquisition will present to executives of both companies.The assignments for this project are as follows: