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Assignment Description
WidgetsInc  has  contracted Benny Vandergast Inc to develop  their  new web-based  store. Benny  Vandergast  Inc  has provided  a  VMware  virtual  machine for testing. WidgetsInc have decided to give you the job of evaluating the security of the system provided by Benny Vandergast Inc.
You  should  perform a security evaluation on the  provided  virtual machine  image. You  have  not  been supplied  with  either  the  IP address of the system or any usernames and passwords, you must discover these as part of your investigation. Document, with proof, any security issues you find. You may use any tools you wish to perform the investigation. 

Your report should include
• A description of how you investigated the security of the system
  o Include fully cited information on tools and techniques you used.
• description of the results obtained
• A proposal on how to secure the system
  o You should address each of the security issues you find

Learning Outcomes
1. Propose and justify suitable security for networked computer system.
2. Use a range of security related tools.
3. Critically evaluate tools and techniques for system security
4. Research and report on a security related topic, using appropriate literature.

The assignment work should be submitted as a Word document (.docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) to the appropriate assignment submission slot on Blackboard  before 11:59pm on the 3rd May 2019. You should ensure that your student number is on your work.
Late work
Late work must be submitted to eLearn in the required assignment slot.
Penalties for late submission
Except where an extension of the hand-in deadline date has been approved (using extenuating circumstances forms), lateness penalties will be applied in accordance with University policy  as shown in Table 1.
Table 1:  Late submission penalty
Extenuating circumstances
If you believe that there are circumstances that justify an extension of the hand-in deadline for assignment work, you are required to use the Extenuating Circumstances forms. Extensions (to a maximum of 10 working days) are granted when there are serious and exceptional factors outside your control. Everyday occurrences such as colds and hay fever do not normally qualify for extensions. Where possible, requests for extensions should be made before the hand-in date.
The School considers extenuating circumstances to be conditions that significantly impact on your work. Typically, these will cover more than one module.
Requests for consideration of extenuating circumstances in respect of assignment work submission, should be made using the extenuating circumstances procedure . You are advised to speak to your Academic Advisor prior to submitting. Whilst extenuating circumstances are being considered, you are advised to inform relevant staff members, and continue with the assignment.

VM Instruction
Make sure you download your own copy of the VM, don't take a copy from anyone else as it may have been modified.
You should unzip the VM and open it in VMware Workstation. It will ask if you moved or copied the virtual machine. You should select that you moved it.

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