VUT2-Task 2 v3
Eric Peterson | Western Governors University
Due to a plain text file being found on a workstation in the root of the C: drive saying “hacked by KDC”, a small police department’s IT department has been asked to identify three potential penetration testing tools, and contrast them for possible purchase and implementation. The following information is intended to persuade the Police Chief to sign off and implement one of the three tools. The key capabilities and benefits of each are listed, along with some disadvantages or limitations, and penetration tool usage.
The three network penetration tools chosen for testing and consideration are 1) Core Impact, 2) Immunity’s Canvas, and 3) Metasploit …show more content…
It has since been purchased by Rapid 7 and consists of a large programmer and subscriber base who create and make custom testing modules for assessing weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. Metasploit Pro will allow the police department to do vulnerability and penetration scans, automate the process, and output reports on the environment. According to SecTools (n.d.), due to Metasploit’s extensible model through which payloads, encoders, no-op generators, and exploits can be integrated, it can also be used in performing innovative exploitation research. Understanding how the KYD was able to access the computer and plant the text file is only the beginning. They will want to plug any security holes, continue to patch the systems, and research new exploits. Metasploit’s exploit modules allow for privilege escalation (obtaining root or admin access) and SMB related attacks. For example, when testing client-side exploits at the Police Department, the exploits may fail due to their having limited user rights, requiring a tweak to the exploit module or payload. Another key feature of Metasploit is its meterpreter script, ‘getsystem‘, that will use a number of different techniques to attempt to gain SYSTEM level privileges on the target. This will assist the Police Department in closing privilege escalation attacks, which appear to have occurred in the …show more content…
The biggest detractor is the cost, Core Impact is expensive, the most expensive of the three tools compared. Justifying the cost may be difficult, however, the point-and-attack simplicity may outweigh the initial costs. A 10 seat license for Core Impact costs $40,000 annually, including updates. Other negatives, according to Sidel (n.d.), include Core Impact’s frequent misidentification of operating systems for hosts being attacked (para. 21). It also can lack the ability (at times) to suggest recommended exploits for issues encountered in certain scenarios (para. 21). Other issues, such as conflicting or arbitrary information retrieved from the vulnerability database may also be perceived negatively by inexperienced IT Administrators at the Police Department. Also, when importing external vulnerability data for use in forming an attack, Core Impact can be slow and buggy according to various forum users. Core Impacts GUI, or console, depending on the amount of data loaded can become unstable, which is a detractor. Another concern may be the amount of guess work necessary when using Core Impact, as it won’t tell you everything that can be exploited on a host. It is designed to quickly perform an exploit (point-and-attack) and is intent on obtaining root or admin level access. If there are other ways the testing environment
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Good Morning all, The confusion continues… Per the DOE, the Admin Supports are now required to the complete the Inpatient reporting class via TLC (RPT0-can be typed in the search field on the TLC page). Users will need to register and choose all of the classes associated with the registration before clicking on the submit button. Once they have completed all of the required classes and passed the assessment Epic security will be notified and access will be granted.
Exercises #3: There are many classification methods that can be used with IDPS’s systems. The main point of this system is to detect hostile actions. The first classification is based on the place where ID systems can be placed and the second one is based on analysis of the technique used. These ID systems can be classified into three main groups starting with Host Based Intrusion Detection System (HIPS), then Network Behavior Analysis (NBA), Network Based Intrusion Detection System (NIPS), and Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS). The WIPS it analysis the traffic of wireless network, NBA examines traffic to identify threats that generate unusual traffic flow, HIPS monitor single host for suspicious activity, NIPS it analyzes the traffic of entire network.
I learned about my POC was that since I have converted the equation to exponential form, it made this problem a few steps easier now that the only thing that I need is to get t only; the only variable in the equation. The converted equation is (t-1)^2 lne = e^3; at first, Kirby thought that it was easy and try to help me, but in result, when Mr.Marshall came by, he told that "lne" can be cancel out because "lne" is equal to 1, so wouldn't make any changes in the equation at all. Next, I square root both side after he told me to cancel out the "lne" and got t-1= e^3. I added 1 to both side and I got t=
There will regularly be stops, crashes and different aggravations in your PC 's execution. The Newstarads.com hijacker is a danger to your machine 's wellbeing and your own security. One false move can bring about reaching malware or having touchy information spilled. The Newstarads.com distributed to clients ' machine through misleading systems.
Good Evening Ms. Seed, I am working on the 2.03 assignment. I am having some difficulties and was wondering if you would be able to help me. I choose the Federalist side and only have my introduction completed. I am having some difficulties explaining the two sides. If yuo could please help me so that I could move on with the rest of the needed compleed assignements.
In this leaflets I will be talking about how the network can be attacked, One way the network can be attacked is DOS and what this stands for is Denial of service, this attacks the network by overflowing the network with useless traffic, the result of this overflowing cause the network to slow down significantly, and even can crash the network if it overflows too much. The damage that is can do to a business is huge they can lose a lot of money to fix the issue. The weird thing is that the hacker does not even benefit from this attack. The second way the network can be attacked is backdoor this attack is basically when you can access a computer program that side-steps security, the hackers use backdoors that they made or backdoors they found,
Incidentally, the pair ran connection cables through the ceiling and down to the network switch, where it was linked to port sixteen, and acquired internet access. Once they were connected, they viewed articles on home-made drugs, submitting fraudulent tax returns, and credit cards. In addition, they stole the identity of another inmate and applied his name and social security number for five different credit card applications. Investigators discovered an inventory of hacking tools, as well as brute force password crackers, an email spamming program, and a Java-based tool employed to perpetrate man-in-the-middle attacks. The abundance of prohibited programs allowed the pair to grant passes to prisoners and to retrieve inmate records such as disciplinary records, sentencing data, and prisoner locations.
It continuously monitors configurations for drift, vulnerabilities and risk-inducing changes, and provides a suite of workflows to simplify change reconciliation, incident investigation, and daily management. (Open Source Roots to Secure Enterprise Security,
The term ‘Layered Security’ refers to a network defense strategy, featuring multiple layers of defense, designed to slow down an attacker. For some attackers, a properly placed specific security protocol may be enough to encourage them to find an easier target. For business security, we’ll focus on 5 key layers of digital security associated with protection, detection, and remediation of events (Shenk, 2017). These can be thought of as layers of an onion, as depicted in figure 1. Figure 1 – 5 Layer Security Model (Shenk, 2017)
Specifically, the NCSD has a twofold task: (1) to build and main- tain an effective national cyberspace response system and (2) to implement a cyber risk management program to protect critical infrastructure.40 There are several programs in place to aid in the achievement of these two tasks, including the National Cyber Alert System, which offers a free subscription service to security alerts and tips to better protect systems and infrastructure. This system also allows individuals to report threats and incidents directly to DHS.41 The Cyber Cop Portal program is also run through NCSD, which provides a Web-based resource for information sharing and collaboration between law enforcement agencies around the world. There are over 5,300 investigators who use this tool as a means to help capture computer criminals. The NCSD also manages the National Vulnerability Database, which acts as a clearinghouse for information on software and hardware
The scope of the book is to provide various strategies to advance and defend national interests in cyberspace with the use of cyber capabilities. However, the issues presented are novel in nature, yet establishing a foundation to base basic research on the existing framework within these impressions are familiar. 9. Wall, D.S., 2007. ‘Policing cybercrimes:
As the time is moving forward, the cyber technology industry is rapidly developing as well, which brings a lot of benefit for the people and makes their life easier since everything is just one click away. However, like everything in life, the rapidly progressing cyber technology does come with a heavy cost to pay. One of the price cyber technology users has to pay is Cyber Crime , which is also called as computer-oriented crime where it is a crime that involves a computer and a network and can defined as offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet. According to a report that was sponsored by McAfee (computer security software company), cybercrime causes an annual damage of $445 billion dollars to the global economy. Not only that, in 2016, a study by Juniper Research estimated that the costs of cybercrime could be as high as 2.1 trillion by 2019.
You Get What You Pay For (P.147) 1. I do believe that there are other factors in the case that give more weight to one group than the other. Mr. Ross has established personal relationships with his students and he would like to continue to build their academic career in order to prepare them for college. However, Mr. Ross does sympathize with his fellow colleagues that lost their jobs, but his responsibility is to continue to challenge the AP students with the resources that they need in order to be successful in college. 2.
Programmers wishing to get client records may do as such with the assistance of Trojans intended to take passwords. On the off chance that a moment delegate customer stores his/her secret key on his/her PC, at that point a programmer can send a Trojan program to the clueless client. At the point when the client executes the program, the program should scan for the client's secret key what's more, send it to the programmer. There are a few routes through which a Trojan program can send messages back to the programmer. The strategies incorporate moment dispatcher,