[K12OSN] Network Security Audits

Calvin Park, ADCS csitech at davisny.edu
Mon Apr 26 19:26:31 UTC 2004

At our college here we use most of the tools provided with Local Area
Security Linux (http://www.localareasecurity.com) They provide some
excellent programs such as Nessus, Nmap, Ethereal, Cheops, etc. LAS is a
bootable CD, which is wonderful because I can quite literally carry it
in my pocket (the ISO comes in 185MB and 210MB flavors) on a mini-CD and
pop it into whatever computer happens to be closest if there is a
problem. They are also experimenting with an HD-installer so you can
actually boot it from HD and run it that way.


On Mon, 2004-04-26 at 15:11, Richard K. Ingalls wrote:
> What open source apps do you like to use for network security 
> auditing?  I found a great app that I'd like to share with the list: 
> Nessus.  If you haven't used it, give it a try.  Very easy to get 
> running and easy to use.  I scanned my network and found all kinds of 
> vulnerabilities.  It even suggests ways to fix the security problems. 
>   Great stuff.  Anybody got other stuff that they think is great?
Calvin Park
Associate Director of Computer Services
Davis College: A Practical school of Bible and Ministry

web: www.davisny.edu
email: csitech at davisny.edu
phone: 607.729.1581 ext 404

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