ITS 4910 - Information Trends/Research and Design Project

Module 5

This lesson presents some background on the fifth week. Objectives important to this lesson:

  1. What is this week about?
  2. Current assignments


This week you are assigned to create security procedures for DMZ equipment and tools that are being recommended in your document from Module 1. Take this opportunity to revise that document which included a list of infrastructure devices needed for your network plan.

A procedure is a  set of rules, and potentially a set of instructions, for the operation of a system or device. In this case, you are writing about security, access rules, configuration, operation, and maintenance of devices. The template provided for this assignment only addresses routers. It should be adapted and modified for each of the other device types.

This level of documentation is more detailed and specific than the policy statement from two weeks ago. In this case, you need to focus for a few minutes on each device type. Explain what the operations staff need to know. This set of documents will not be seen by general staff in the company. The information in them is only for technical staff who need to know or need to inform others that they do not need to know how our defenses work.

There is a rubric specific to this assignment. It is shown on the assignment page in Canvas.

rubric for week 5

In the image above, I am showing you the top three grading elements for the assignment. They correspond to an A, a B, and a C response. Use this as a reference for your work. Before submitting your work, make sure you have done your best.


  1. Complete the assignment and class discussion made in this module.
  2. Review notes from previous classes related to the topics in the bulleted list above.