Week 4 Assignment: Analyze Database and Software Development Methods and Security Models

NCU-FSB is in the process of implementing an ERP solution for administrative process integration. The solution to be implemented will cover all operations (loans, credit cards, mortgages, IRAs, investments, and financial counseling services) with administrative operations (human resources, finances, plant management, procurements, and asset management, among others). To ensure that the chosen solution meets all technical and security requirements, the CEO asked the CIO and you as the CISO with analyzing industry solutions and recommending the criteria the solution (commercial off-the-shelf [COTS] or in-house development) must meet.

The deliverable for this assignment will be a testing checklist of all criteria that must be assessed and can be supported by a diagram or flowchart. These criteria will become the standards for data and application management for all applications to be updated or developed. Therefore, this will be part of the risk-management plan that you will submit as your Signature Assignment. You will design a comprehensive checklist of all criteria to be validated during design, development, and testing.

After you complete your checklist of database controls and applications, and development and implementation criteria, you will write your recommendations as to the best practices to follow and observe to guarantee compliance with these proposed criteria. As part of your analysis and recommendations, present a comparison of the waterfall model, spiral model, rapid application development, reuse model, and extreme programming as strategies for secure software and application solutions supports the security posture of an organization.

Length: 2-4 pages not including titles and reference pages.

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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