Kate Rohde

ITS 370

Chapter 9 Homework


1.     Assume that your organization is planning to have an automated server room that functions without human assistance. Such a room is often called a lights-out server room. Describe the fire control system(s) you would install in that room.

-        For detecting a fire, I would use an air-aspirating detector. It may be more expensive, but it is one of the best for detecting a fire early and because it is quick its best in highly valuable areas where no humans usually are. For getting rid of a fire, I would recommend a gaseous emission system such as carbon dioxide. This won’t damage the servers and since there is no humans in this area it’s safe to use as it can be very dangerous to humans as it robs the area of any oxygen.  


5.   Define the required wattage for a UPS to be used with the following systems:

            a. Monitor: 2 amps; CPU: 3 amps; printer: 3 amps =

8 amps x 110 volts = 880 watts

            b. Monitor: 3 amps; CPU: 4 amps; printer: 3 amps =

                        10 amps x 110 volts = 1100 watts

            c. Monitor: 3 amps; CPU: 4 amps; printer: 4 amps =

                        11 amps x 110 volts = 1210 watts


Case Exercises:

           Discussion Questions:

                        Amy walked into her office cubicle and sat down. The entire episode with the blond man had taken well over two hours of her day. Plus, the police officers had told her the district attorney would also want to speak with her, which meant she would have to spend even more time dealing with this incident. She hoped her manager would understand.


1.     Based on this case study, what security awareness measures, training documents, and posters had an impact on this even?

-   Amy mentions that “just last week, a security bulletin had emphasized that tailgaters should be reported” (Whitman & Mattord, p.g. 501). So the posters had the main impact on this event.

2.     Do you think that Amy should have done anything differently? What would you have done in her situation?

-        The actions Amy took were effective and worked out just fine as they did apprehend the intruder.


Ethical Decision Making:

Suppose that the blond man in the scenario was someone Amy knew socially. Suppose she also knew he had no relationship to the company and no business being in the building.


1.     If Amy chose not to make a report about the event, would she be violating her ethical position?

-        Yes, she would have been violating her ethical position. Even if it was someone she knew, trespassing without authorization and then stealing is never okay. In a sense had she not reported him, it could be seen as her aiding in the theft.