This project uses spreadsheet software to calculate anticipated annual losses from various security threats identified for a small company. Mercer Paints is a paint manufacturing company located in Alabama that uses a network to link its business operations. A security risk assessment requested by management identified a number of potential exposures. These exposures, their associated probabilities, and average losses are summarized in a table, which can be found in this learning module. Use the table to answer the following questions:
• In addition to the potential exposures listed, identify at least three other potential threats to Mercer Paints, assign probabilities, and estimate a loss range.
• Use spreadsheet software and the risk assessment data to calculate the expected annual loss for each exposure.
• Present your findings in the form of a chart. Which control points have the greatest vulnerability? What recommendations would you make to Mercer Paints? Prepare a written report that summarizes your findings and recommendations.