Chapter Six

Max Werdin


1.      Using the internet, determine what applications are commercially available to enable secure remote access to a PC. The following applications are the top rated applications enabling remote access to a PC; Anyplace Control, Apple Remote Desktop, BeAnywhere, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, RealVNC, ShowPyPC, and SkyFex. All of these require internet connection via WAN or LAN, however many enable access via any internet browser.

2.      This asks us to examine IE and its internet options to determine how they affect content filtering and protection from unwanted items like cookies. Within IE, there are options to turn off “pop ups”, to disable toolbars and extensions and to block websites from gaining access to your location. All three of these will block content filtering and cookies.

3.      Case Exercises:

1.     What questions do you think Kelvin should include on his slide to start the discussion?

I think the questions he should have included are “what are our real requirements? What is our real budget on this project? What are the ramifications of both options?”. Getting a common agreement on those three questions will greatly progress the meetings and process of implementing this solution.

If the questions were broken down into two categories, they would be cost versus maintaining high security while keeping flexibility. Which is more important for SLS?

Between the two options regarding which is more important for SLS, I would have to say the maintaining high security while minimizing costs is the priority. This means that it is a combination of both options.  

Ethical Decision Making:

Is it ethical for Ms. Hamir to stack the deck for one option?

No, this is not ethical behavior as this is being dishonest with her colleagues which results in them making a decision based off of information that is not accurate. In other words, they cannot make a sound decision due to her stacking the deck in one direction.

If she simply recommended the more expensive option due to it being the right option, is this ethical?

Yes, there is nothing unethical about suggesting one option over the other because you believe this to be the right course of action. This happens in meetings all across the country each and every day. This is ideally what each employee would be doing in a situation such as this.