KNOWLEDGE OF INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEMS BY INVES

KNOWLEDGE OF INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEMS BY INVESTIGATING NESSUS

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COIT13146 - System and Network Administration

 

Week 09 - Intrusion Prevention System

This week we will extend our knowledge of Intrusion Prevention Systems by investigating Nessus. We will research what Nessus is and does.  We do not need to install Nessus. We will also reflect on SAGE-AU -- The System Administrators Guild of Australia code of

Ethics.

Summary

Software we need to research

* Nessus - "Nessus® is the world`s most widely-deployed vulnerability and configuration assessment product with more than five million downloads to date. Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration, and vulnerability analysis of your security posture with features that enhance usability, effectiveness, efficiency,

and communication with all parts of your organization."

 

Chapters/Resources we need to read

 

* 22 - Security (Review if necessary)

* Nessus Documentation:

* The System Administrators Guild of Australia:

 

Tasks

 

Readings

Read the recommended chapter/resource before attempting the assessment items.

We will need to research Nessus and SAGE-AU ourselves this week. The main website link above provides a vast amount of documentation.

 

Assessment

  1. The following are key features of Nessus: high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration, and vulnerability analysis.

 

Write a brief description in your own words of what each of these features entail. This need not be done in depth. Answer this question as a “what is”, e.g. what is “high speed discovery”; what is “configuration auditing” and so on. You must properly reference your sources.

 

  1. Read the code of ethics of the Systems Administrators Guild

of Australia (SAGE-AU), choose any 3 code principles that you think are directly relevant to Systems Administration, and explain in your own words why you think your chosen 3 principles are significant in informing best practices in Systems Administration.

 

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