Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan In this report, I will be presenting a plan that will hopefully protects the University from becoming a victim of data gathering and footprinting. First, data gathering is the process of getting any and all kind of information about a specific target. The information may not be important by themselves, but when compile with other data collected could help to accomplish the hacker’s mission. I will talk about what information that is consider sensitive to a University’s system. We will also discuss what makes certain data useful to the attacker and how it can be protected.
P3 – Explain the security risks and protection mechanisms involved in a website In this document I will be explaining in the style of a report the different security risks and protection mechanisms involved in a website, for example hacking, page jacking, phishing etc. I will also be talking about how to prevent from these happening and the different types of software you can download to stop it from happening, for example anti-viruses to stop your computer getting a virus. I will also be talking about the different mechanisms involved in a website for example firewalls, digital certificates, legal considerations etc. I will be explaining how these things stop your computer getting corrupted and misused. SECURITY RISKS Hacking: This is when you break into someone’s computer system and gain access to all their files and personal information and also to delete, corrupt or steal their files.
How should the law respond to Hactivism. By the definition, Hacktivism is merely a specific definition of the more widely used term “ Hacker”. A hactivist is a user who engages in hacker activities for a certain reason or goal: Protesting corporate or political policies. Unlike the well-known term of a hacker, they have a certain goal in mind when hacking a person or an interest on the web. They break into computer systems, frequently with intentions to alter or modify existing settings.
Ping Sweeps and Port Scans Thesis Statements: In this paper I will talk about the danger that we are facing day by day from hackers and we will talk about two common network probes called Port scan and Ping Sweeps and how to protect ourselves from hem. Introduction: Ping sweeps and ports scans are common methods for hackers to try to break a network. As a system administrator this is a valid concern and for the boss this should not be a worry for him. The system administrator has a lot of steps to stop efforts from hackers to acquire any data by using ping sweeps and ports scans. If hackers are constantly thwarted and discouraged from penetrating your network they normally move on to another site.
The main differences between the two are the speeds that they operate and the type of key that they use. Using a complex password with either encryption type will help protect against any brute force attacks. A hacker can compromise encrypted data by using multiple brute force attacks. Symmetric encryption is one the older and better techniques that is used to encrypt and decrypt all of the messages. This specific type of encryption uses a secret key that the sender and receiver must have.
Vanorian Purley Professor Timothy Gillin CIS 333 June 17, 2013 Analyze and assess any potential malicious attacks and threats that may be carried out against the network. Malicious attacks are brought about by human beings with the willingness to provoke damage. They are critical for the infrastructures’ security. Malicious threats are potential hazards that can materialize as attacks such as threats cause damage, when executed as offensive actions. Attacks are the actual implementation of threats, and therefore, they are the effective cause of damages.
Key points on this checklist would be protection against the threat of internal and external theft, including embezzlement, fraud, burglar, robbery, industrial espionage, and the theft of trade secret and proprietary information. One must also be sure to develop access-control procedures to protect the facility perimeter as well as high-tech facilities in other sensitive areas such as server rooms and executive offices. This would be spear-headed with the establishment of lock-and-key procedures coupled with the design, supervision and installation of anti-intrusion and detection systems. Now that the entry, exit, and perimeters are covered, I would move to cover the people inside it; by establishing control over the movement and identification of the said employees, customers, and visitors on property. I would then, on the behalf of the now protected employees, work on establishing an anti-work-place violence program and establish a means to assist corporate personal with internal and external threats.
Top management must make a commitment to defend against computer crime. Where would the law enforcement agency find expertise in the field of computer crime that they could use to assist with investigations? The National Institute of Justice’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) are a resource for training and preparations for law enforcement agencies. CART-FBI Computer Analysis Response Team- helps in writing, serving search warrants, seizing and entering evidence, they do routine examination of digital evidence for local law enforcements and federal agents. Cyber Incident Detection and Data Analysis Center (CIDDAC) - help protect private sector networks with real time cyber attack detection sensors.
The ____ requires that enterprises must guard protected health information and implement policies and procedures to safeguard it. Answer: d. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) 9. Utility companies, telecommunications, and financial services are considered prime targets of _____ because attackers can significantly disrupt business and personal activities by destroying a few targets. Answer: d. cyberterrorists 10. After an attacker probed a network for information, the next step is to _____.
P3 explain the security risks and protection mechanisms involved in website performance Security Risks Hackers: A hacker is someone who finds weaknesses in a computer or computer network, enters, and modifies or/and steals data this could slow down performance very much or even completely halt it. Viruses: A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. The term "virus" is also commonly, but erroneously, used to refer to other types of malware, including but not limited to adware and spyware programs that do not have a reproductive ability. Viruses can damage and/or decrease the performance of the machine they “infect”. Phishing: Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity from Amazon.