Business Analytics A Contemporary Approach Strategy Design
A large Information Technology company is currently undergoing planning to develop a research innovation lab. This lab will bring in industry, government, and academic leaders from across the world to develop transformative products and solutions. This lab will be on-site at the IT Company, and the internal IT department has been placed in charge of outlining an information technology architecture and then implementing an information technology infrastructure for the space.
As we move forward in our thinking, security is a major concern. As this facility is on-site, it potentially increases our risk tremendously, as now we have several untrusted individuals from a variety of domestic and international organizations potentially having access to our physical and digital assets. Our leadership has indicated that we must mitigate this risk as much as possible, but still have a fully functioning lab where individuals have the tools and capabilities they need and do not feel restricted in their creativity or in a way that would diminish the vision for the lab.
As the CIO, I am very concerned about supporting this lab, as our team will need to provide access and support to users on systems, provide network connectivity, provide access to storage, and various other requests that will be part of individual innovation projects, and we do not want to put other business systems or services at risk.
Your assignment as the new security leader is to:
- Design a strategy and architecture that will allow the goals of our leadership to be reached in building the lab, while mitigating risk to the remainder of the facility.