First Advisor

Bowles, Robert

Second Advisor

Lupo, James A.

Third Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

52 pages


Considering the advancement of computer systems and security solutions available in today's constantly changing world, there are various philosophies as to what is required (or adequate) in order to protect a system. This investigative study proposed to explore a possible problem with employing a layered security solution\ over dependence or reliance on any layer. A risk analysis was performed to determine where over dependence or reliance could happen and what could be done to prevent this. Various reviews and other findings online were researched and the data compiled using a qualitative methodology. Lastly, a recommendation is made on what is needed to prevent this problem from happening and what can be learned from this.

Date of Award

Summer 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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