Omega Research Inc. – a Case Study

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BACKGROUND
Omega Research is a rapidly growing research and consulting firm. They have a single main office located in Reston, VA and three small branch offices located in San Diego, CA, Salem, OR, and Kansas City, MO. Omega is not currently involved in e-commerce or business-to¬business relationships.
Two weeks ago, Omega experienced a significant loss of proprietary data (estimated value $550,000.00) that was stored electronically in an Oracle database in their main office in Reston. The data was unrecoverable and backups were not being routinely maintained, so no restoration was possible. Although he has no hard evidence, Omega’s CTO believes that the loss resulted from deliberate deletion of files by a systems administrator from the Kansas City office that had been “let go” several weeks prior to the loss. Needless to say, the CTO has been tasked to “get things under control.”
You have been hired as a consultant to develop a comprehensive plan for improving the company’s recovery posture in order to prevent future outage of Omega’s critical systems and network resources. Your guidance and observations will eventually be used to develop a long-term procedural and policy solution for Omega Research. The CTO has stepped up to the plate and made the commitment to do whatever it takes to address these issues.

Baseline Network Infrastructure
• Omega leverages AT&T Managed Internet Services for each of its office locations.
• Omega owns and manages the border routers for each of their office sites.
• Offices in Reston, San Diego, and Kansas City receive full T-1 service.
• Offices in Salem receive 256k F-T1 circuit service.

Systems

Business processes provided by AIX Environment

1. Financial
2. Reporting
3. Data Warehouse

LAN

Vendor Services Address Phone Contacts

IBM

Tape Library
TSM Server 522 South Rd
Poughkeepsie,…...

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