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University of Maryland I.T. Security. Gerry Sneeringer IT Security Officer [email protected] Slides Online. http://nts.umd.edu/~sneeri/6dec02.ppt. Information Technology Security Officer. Develop University Security Architecture Lead Incident Handling Efforts Develop User Education Program

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slides online

Slides Online

http://nts.umd.edu/~sneeri/6dec02.ppt

information technology security officer
Information Technology Security Officer
  • Develop University Security Architecture
  • Lead Incident Handling Efforts
  • Develop User Education Program
  • .
university environment
University Environment
  • Major administrative and business systems ($1 Billion enterprise)
  • 30,000 research and administration computers (hundreds of system managers)
  • 11,000 networked residential students
  • 12,500 remote access users
  • Wireless access
  • .
vulnerabilities
Vulnerabilities
  • Discovery of new weaknesses in common software
  • Poorly maintained computers
  • Human Nature
    • Poor Passwords
    • Accepting strange attachments
    • Operating dangerous software
  • .
current threats
Current Threats
  • Computer Viruses/Worms
  • Script Kiddies
  • Media Pirates
  • Denial of Service
  • .
security architecture
Security Architecture
  • Three Objectives
    • PROTECT
    • DETECT
    • INFORM
  • .
protect
PROTECT
  • Deployment of Multiple Layers of Firewall
    • Campus Borders
    • Individual Networks
    • Individual Computers
  • Distribution of Anti-Virus Software
    • On all computers
    • On campus mail server
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • .
detect
DETECT
  • Deployment of several layers of Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Watch traffic entering/exiting University
    • Watch traffic between segments within University
    • Host based software to detect unauthorized changes
  • .
detect ii
DETECT - II
  • Systemic use of vulnerability scanning software.
  • Monitor bandwidth trends
  • .
inform
INFORM
  • User Education Programs
    • Project NEThics (www.umd.edu/nethics)
    • Forums for System Administrators
    • Forums for computer users
    • Web Pages
  • .
additional urls
Additional URLs
  • Intrusion Detection System:
    • www.snort.org
  • Vulnerability Scanning
    • www.nessus.org
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