Sample research proposal on Information security and Assurance IT Department Manager:
IT Department Manager role
The key role of IT in a company is to ensure that the communication, manipulation and handling of company’s data are made simple, effective and reliable. This is because IT provides the infrastructural platform for data handling and manipulation process. Some of the essential services provided by IT in a company includes; network management, provision of secure HTTP access in the web browser and ensuring network connection security. Some applications include MS Outlook, MS exchange, VLAN support as well as authenticated wireless connection.
It is thus the job of the IT manager to ensure that the process runs smoothly and that everything works correctly. The IT manager heads the technical team that is responsible for equipment configuration and management. Their tasks are usually divided according to their specialization. There are network technical support who will solely be responsible for the both the voice and data communication flow in the company. They therefore deal with routing and communication equipments such as routers, switches, cables and firewalls. Additionally this team is responsible for the network security and they thus work to ensure that both the hardware and the software of the company (usually firewall and firewall operating system) work according to the set standards and thus ensuring that unwanted data packets are blocked from entering the company’s servers (Whitman & Mattord, 2011). Continue reading