Company: Law Firm: Lincoln Partners, Esq.
A law firm has hired you as a Network Security Consultant to help its operations by providing a secure network to support its growth. The Law firm currently has offices in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, Wilmington, Harrisburg and Princeton. Its corporate office out of Philadelphia will provide all of its IT support.
Philadelphia Office is the main corporate office and consists of the following groups
Partners: There are 3 Attorneys that are the principals of the firm.
Associates: There are 10 Associates, attorneys, who work for the firm but do not share in the company profits, and therefore are not partners.
Paralegals: There are 15 Paralegals, who work on a part time basis to support the law firm
Office Manager: One manager who is responsible to support the office and she is responsible to ensure that everything runs smoothly, such as telephone, Fax, Copy, Supplies, Utilities, IT, etc. Also Manages the Cherry Hill Location.
IT Admin: He is responsible for maintaining all of the IT equipment: Internet Services, Telephone Services, Desktops, Servers, Routers and Switches, and Website. Also supports the Cherry Hill location.
Associates: There are three associates, who help get new clients from other offices and their respective areas.
Paralegal: There is one paralegal to support the associates
IT Background Information
Servers (Windows )
Network Printers / Copier / Fax
5 – (Partners, Office Manager, IT Admin)
1 Main 2 Distributions
Website – Outsourced
Security Issues: What concerns the partners at this firm
1) Associates and paralegals taking clients / stealing business
2) Not having the ability to monitor business in remote locations
3) Reduce Costs in IT by consolidating
4) Privacy for their clients information
Task 1: Design a Secure Network using either Visio, Paint, Word, etc showing the All locations.
Task 2: Design and provide the IP Scheme for the network
Task 3: Establish a VPN between the All offices and allow the ability to work from home.
Task 4: Allow all employees the ability to access servers at the other locations
Task 5: Show and/or document all necessary security controls and its configuration.
Task 6: Update the firewalls to ensure security policy is enforced
Task 7: Show the DMZ on the diagram and placement of servers and Eliminate Outsourcing
Additionally, a new database (DB) system has been implemented in the Philadelphia office that is accessible by all locations. The DB holds client data that is confidential, and needs to be properly protected. The DB system also tracks attorney hours and allows the attorneys to charge the right customers. Many attorneys have been issued laptops and now have the ability to VPN from home.