100 word response 1 reference due 6/22/2024


Discussion 3-1: Compliance within the Workstation Domain

One of the more common risks and threats commonly found in the Workstation Domain are different kinds of malware such as viruses, trojans, spyware, and much more. A vulnerability within the workstation domain is that once malware has made its way onto one workstation, it becomes easier for it to laterally move throughout the network, wreaking more havoc within the domain. Consequently, it can render the entire Workstation Domain inoperable, ultimately affecting an organization’s ability to fulfill their mission.  That must be mitigated through a layered security strategy where anti-virus, spam detection, multi-factor authentication tools and much more are implemented. This will help prevent malicious tactics such as phishing or social engineering attempts from occurring as a means of initial access. Another cause for concern within the Workstation Domain are physical security threats that can come from unauthorized personnel entering an establishment, insider threats, or poor security practices from unsuspecting organization members. Layers of security that can be used to protect from this are physical security controls such as ID cards and access control systems, as well as educating organization members on measures they should be taking to protect an organization’s assets and information.