Write a business report outlining the above case, stating assumptions you make at the beginning of your report. In your report, critique the management decisions that could have potentially led to the successful Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) census website substantiating with reference to literature as well as the case study. The possible decisions were:

  1. Forgot to implement a geo-blocking mechanism to stop distributed denial of service attacks
    2. Probably did load testing but not DDoS testing
    3. Failure to have tested a router restart, or have a backup synchronised and in place
    4.Limited tender process in selecting an IT supplier.

Suggest how performance of organisation considered in the case study could be improved further as well as describe any other new business opportunities that may arise as a result of the improvements. All these should be substantiated with references to IS and IT literature.

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