1. Some virtual teams at Boeing have discussionsfocused on military aircraft. Do some Internet research on UC securitymechanisms and identify and briefly describe several that Boeing should have inplace to ensure the privacy and integrity of such discussions.In all the Organizations the primary concern is tosecure the data. As many of the organizations rely mostly on unifiedcommunications, they will need to secure IP based communications infrastructureto mitigate risks.
There are lots of concerns like voice phishing in which webattackers use email, VOIP or a mobile device to collect sensitive informationand also Denial of service (Dos) is one of the attack method or a growingUnified Communication threat which is often identified with the Internet whichis done by flooding the target resource with unnecessary requests.Best practice steps to secure unified communicationsystems.· Properly configured firewall deployment.· Remote users needs to access using VPN.· Recommend users to create strong passwords.· Mandatory password update very often.
· Shutting down unused services and ports.· Call log monitoring.· Place built in Unified communications securitytools.
· Execute host and network based interventiondetection and intervention prevention systems. Reference: https://defensesystems.com/microsites/2011/insights-it-modernization/01-uc-unified-communications-security-remedies.
aspxhttp://www.digium.com/blog/2013/03/14/7-tips-for-effective-uc-security/2. Towhat extent do the UC benefits experienced by Boeing mirror those of otherfirms that have deployed UC capabilities over converged IP networks?Boeing Company, a world largest manufacturer ofmilitary aircrafts. Their staff is one of the highly educated people in theworld. After consolidating their existed voice and data networks into a IPnetwork, they reduced cost of communications by more than a half and laid abase for unified communications.
It also helped them in expediting the businessand boosting the productivity. As mentioned in the case study employees ofBoeing are across all over the world, implementing unified communications leadsto accelerate secure access to information and collaboration. UC had alsoclears miss communication or complexity in the communication and also therewill be efficiency in process, communication and the information. It also reducesannual travel cost by implementing Unified communications to full extent.- Unifying IP communications and collaborationapplication- Power of an integrated network- Lower total cost. Reference: http://c3378910.r10.cf0.
rackcdn.com/solution-overview-c22-484573.pdfTo date, Boeing has not implemented the full rangeof capabilities available through UC systems. If you were the CIO at Boeing,what additional UC capabilities would you implement? What benefits would youexpect Boeing to derive from deploying these capabilities?At Boeing they have pretty much evolved into allthe Unified communications. Being very cautious while making executivedecisions or leading and directing the work force of specific organization.First and foremost thing is to secure the unified data communications for thecurrently implemented UC capabilities. Complete planning, designing,implementing and optimization of services to help assure efficient and smoothmigration into complete unified communications.
Provide in depth training andcertification to the entire workforce. 24/7 technical help and complete serviceand support will help things move forward quickly instead of having backlogsbecause of lack of communication or information.