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  •  Stellar University  diverse urban university  multitude of different technologies in use  servers can be set up by any department or individual  everyone did not work together
  •  Several changes occurred prior to the breach  management shift in focus  department restructure  financial difficulties
  •  Suspicious folder  Upon deletion of initial folder  new folder was created  processor usage spiked  multiple DOS windows opened in succession
  •  Disconnect the system from the network  Notify security personnel  Conduct a more in depth check of system to determine scope and severity of compromise
  •  Password policy (6 characters)  1 hour lockout after 5 failed attempts to logon  All password change at next logon
  •  Post-hack exam was handled informally  Summary write-up (management)  Analysis of how to prevent in the future (system administrators)  Page or email notification  Temporary password policy made permanent  Invalid account identification
  •  Why didn’t the university implement any form of training for its personnel?
  •  Dhillon, G. (2007). Principles of information system security: Text and cases. Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.