Risk assessment plan Discussion Paper
The purpose of this assignment is to
allow you to create a draft risk assessment plan. The draft is an outline.
You are an information
technology (IT) intern working for Health Network, Inc. (Health Network), a
fictitious health services organization headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. Health Network has over 600 employees throughout the organization
and generates $500 million USD in annual revenue. The company has two
additional locations in Portland, Oregon, and Arlington, Virginia, which
support a mix of corporate operations. Each corporate facility is located near
a co-location data center, where production systems are located and managed by
third-party data center hosting vendors. The organization does not have a
business continuity plan, but it should since it has four locations.
Company products: Health Network has three main products: HNetExchange,
HNetPay, and HNetConnect.
HNetExchange is the primary source of
revenue for the company. The service handles secure electronic medical messages
that originate from its customers, such as large hospitals, which are then
routed to receiving customers such as clinics.
HNetPay is a Web portal used by many of
the company’s HNetExchange customers to support the management of secure
payments and billing. The HNetPay Web portal, hosted at Health Network production
sites, accepts various forms of payments and interacts with credit-card
processing organizations much like a Web commerce shopping cart.
HNetConnect is an online directory that
lists doctors, clinics, and other medical facilities to allow Health Network
customers to find the right type of care at the right locations. It contains
doctors’ personal information, work addresses, medical certifications, and
types of services that the doctors and clinics offer. Doctors are given
credentials and are able to update the information in their profile. Health
Network customers, which are the hospitals and clinics, connect to all three of
the company’s products using HTTPS connections. Doctors and potential patients
are able to make payments and update their profiles using Internet-accessible
infrastructure overview: Health
Network operates in three production data centers that provide high
availability across the company’s products. The data centers host about 1,000
production servers, and Health Network maintains 650 corporate laptops and
company-issued mobile devices for its employees.
Threats identified: Upon review of the current risk management plan, the
following threats were identified:
loss of company data due
to hardware being removed from production systems;
loss of company
information on lost or stolen company-owned assets, such as mobile devices
loss of customers due to
production outages caused by various events, such as natural disasters,
change management, unstable software, and so on;
Internet threats due to
company products being accessible on the Internet;
insider threats; and
changes in regulatory
landscape that may impact operations.
Create a draft of the risk assessment
(RA) plan. Hint: A sample risk assessment outline can be found on page 129 of
your textbook. To complete this assignment, you must include the following.
Develop an introduction to
the plan explaining its purpose and importance.
Create an outline for the
Define the scope and
boundaries for the RA plan.
Research and summarize RA
Identify the key roles and
responsibilities of individuals and departments within the organization as
they pertain to risk assessment.
Develop a proposed
schedule for the RA process.
Create a professional
report detailing the information above as an initial draft of the RA plan.
Your assignment must be at least one page
in length and must not exceed two pages. You must use at least two sources. One
source must be from the CSU Online Library; the other may be your textbook.
Your assignment, including in-text citations and references, must be in APA