Read the case study titled, “Brazil to fortify government email system following NSA snooping revelations,” located in the attachment.

Use  the Internet to research the architectures that other government  organizations and intelligence agencies use for email privacy, if any.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Examine  the proposed business ethical problem that the Brazilian Federal Data  Processing Service is presently experiencing. Determine whether you  agree or disagree that Brazil’s problem is an ethical one that should be  corrected. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Assess the  levels of security deficiencies inherent in the Brazilian Federal Data  Processing Service original enterprise architecture. Conclude whether or  not Brazil could have previously considered its current problem and  built an original architecture that would have prevented the problem in  question. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Evaluate the  quality of the Brazilian Federal Data Processing Service’s proposed  architecture plan geared toward solving the security problem. Suggest  two (2) other possible architecture solutions that the Brazilian Federal  Data Processing Service should consider. Justify your response.
  4. Determine  whether or not one (1) of the governments or intelligence agencies that  you researched has taken precautions to avoid a security breach similar  to the one that the Brazilian Federal Data Processing Service had  experienced. If this government organization or intelligence agency has  taken precautions to avoid a similar security breach, provide one (1)  example of such a precaution. If this government organization or  intelligence agency has not taken precautions to avoid a similar  security breach, recommend one (1) action that it can take in order to  avoid a similar security breach.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in  the required assignment page length.

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Brazil to fortify government email system following NSA snooping revelations The country’s Federal Data Processing Service has been tasked with the job By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service October 14, 2013 12:06 PM ET

IDG News Service – The Brazilian Federal Data Processing Service, known as Serpro, will build a secure email system for Brazil’s federal government following media reports that foreign intelligence agencies intercepted electronic communications in the country.

Via several Twitter posts on Sunday, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said that creating a secure email system for the federal government is the first step to increase the privacy and inviolability of official messages. Messages require increased security to prevent possible espionage, she said.

Brazilian citizens and government officials, as well as Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, have been the targets of electronic spying by the NSA and other intelligence agencies, according to media reports based on documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Rousseff, whose communications have also reportedly been targeted, condemned NSA’s spying as a breach of international law in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly last month. In protest, she also cancelled a planned visit to Washington.

More recently, Brazilian TV network Globo reported, based on documents leaked by Snowden, that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) collected metadata for phone calls and emails to and from Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Last week, the leaders of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the

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Internet Society and five regional Internet address registries, called for the globalization of ICANN and IANA functions following a meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.

ICANN is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California that oversees the Internet domain name space and IP address allocation. However, ICANN’s accountability to the U.S. government has drawn criticism from many parties for a long time, including from the European Commission.

Pres. Rousseff announced last week that Brazil will host an international meeting with governments, businesses, NGOs, civil society and academia in April 2014 on the topic of Internet governance following a meeting she had with Fadi Chehade, the CEO of ICANN.

The Brazilian government is also looking into laying a new underwater fiber optic cable directly to Europe in order to avoid routing the country’s Internet connections through the U.S. Legislation that would force U.S. online services providers like Facebook and Google to only host information on Brazilian citizens in Brazilian data centers is also being considered.

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