Fine Auto Parts Ltd has recently had some issues and you have been assigned by your boss to assess and report on resolution strategies for the customer. The 4 stores generate a base turnover of $50 million per year with 150 employees. Over 50% of business revenue is from credit card transactions. The tills in the Osborne Park (main store) use wireless connections to communicate to the computer network. The computer network is entirely wireless based as the business is in a heritage listed building. The Alexander Height store has a wired computer network but has wireless
connectivity for the tills. Both stores network via wireless link to the Osborne Park warehouse for inventory. In addition, each store has an access point so that the staff at each store can use handheld devices (PDAs) to take inventory, and another Access Point (AP) so that managers can use laptops in their office.
Your report should detail the points as indicated in the Marks Allocation below proportionate with the marks allocation and be addressed primarily to the management of Fine Auto Parts Ltd who are not security or IT experts. Please note – the list of current installation above is NOT a list of issues – it is your job to identify the issues and to address them all.
Some issues may require the acquisition of new software and hardware; you should identify suitable products that could be used to resolve the issues. Your solution should exemplify best practice and produce a secured wireless installation for Fine Auto Parts Ltd. The use of appendices is encouraged.