CIS Control System – How to Secure and Construct Enterprise Assets and Software
The CIS Control System works to help protect your enterprise assets by controlling access to them, keeping information private and ensuring the integrity of those assets.
This paper describes and explains how to secure and configure Enterprise assets and software. It is written for network administrators who want to secure a whole host of Enterprise assets and software in a secure way, but will also be of use to network administrators who wish to secure a host of Enterprise assets and software in a fully secure manner within a particular virtual network environment, without exposing security to non-network stakeholders.
Virtual Network Environment (VNE) and Enterprise Assets and Software Configuration.
The VNE is a virtual network. All the enterprise software is not deployed in the VNE. All configuration information for the enterprise software is not deployed in the VNE.
This means that a network administrator in the VNE must be able to configure the enterprise software in the VNE without exposing the configuration and security of the enterprise software to the network administrator in the VNE.
The network administrator in the VNE must configure the Enterprise assets and software in the VNE using the VNC. The network administrator in the VNE must be able to configure the enterprise software in this way regardless whether the enterprise software is deployed in the VNE or on the host in the VNE.
The VNC can be configured using the command-line client tool (see Figure 2), but must be configured using the graphical front end tool (see Figure 3). The graphical front end tool is based on the GUI, the command-line client tool is based on the command-line, and the GUI tool is based on the command-line.
The VNE must provide a graphical front end tool that allows the network administrator in the VNE to configure the enterprise software in a secure manner, without exposing the configuration and security of the enterprise software to the network administrator in the VNE.
Establishing and Maintaining a Secure Configuration Process :
Abstract: The need to secure data network infrastructure is growing. Many enterprises are starting to use a variety of solutions that allow these enterprises to secure their internal IT network infrastructures through the use of cloud computing, virtualization, and others. It is vital that these data network infrastructures are secure, secure all the time, not just for security purposes, but also for the proper use of applications, the right configuration, the right performance configuration, the right speed configuration, among other. The problem is that in many cases, because of the lack of any sort of automated, automatic, and regular analysis and configuration of data network infrastructure that an enterprise has, that an enterprise is left in the position where an enterprise has to implement it by its own on-the-spot work and therefore is required to perform this work by its own. Also, the configuration processes and tools are in many cases either not enough in themselves (for example, when it comes to security and performance) or not as sophisticated or not as powerful as the enterprise, enterprise may wish to use them within the enterprise (for example, when it comes to speed security configuration). In other cases, a data network infrastructure is not secure enough in itself. There are lots of possibilities where a enterprise may have to spend lots of money and lots of time on a software solution to do so. But there are few or no solutions to the problem for the enterprise as well.
This book attempts to provide the solutions to these issues through an understanding of the different tools and software configurations that have been implemented in the security for data network infrastructure. This book is written for both beginners in the field and also the serious ones. For every section of the book, the various solutions of this book are discussed and a brief reference is provided with each solution.
The following sections elaborate the various ways a security solution can be implemented as well as the various kinds of solutions available.
Exploiting enterprise assets Using Operation 2.
SUMMARY A key element of an enterprise threat modeling environment is assessing the vulnerability of a system or network. Current methods of vulnerability assessment depend on static analysis of a complex system and do not consider changing environments or business needs or requirements. This paper presents a real-time, event-driven network vulnerability assessment technique. The proposed method is based on artificial intelligence techniques to predict the next time activity on a system will break and a model for the predicted events is used to guide manual or automated vulnerability assessment. The technique has been tested on three examples: a large commercial data center, a small, high-security, home office network, and an enterprise network. Overall, it can be used to perform automated vulnerability assessment within the scope of a threat modeling environment. Also, the technique may be useful to perform an initial qualitative assessment of the complexity and dynamics of a network.
Introduction The importance of vulnerability assessment in a threat modeling environment is widely recognized . Vulnerability assessment refers to the process of determining the likelihood of a vulnerability for a particular target. Many vulnerability assessment processes are highly specific to specific processes, applications, or environments. Therefore, there is the need for a vulnerability assessment technique that can be applied across diverse technologies, industries, and business scenarios. In current threat modeling approaches, vulnerability assessment is done manually with a static approach. Using this approach, one might need to perform vulnerability assessment for every process, application, and environment that will be running on a system. This approach is time-consuming and expensive. For example, vulnerability assessment may need to be performed for each network connection in a company, the vulnerability of employees that use the company network, each individual server in a large data center, or the vulnerability of all the computers in a high-security home office network. Such manual vulnerability assessment processes are time-consuming and expensive . Also, although the current approaches do not account for changing business requirements, conditions, or business models, it is difficult to incorporate these changes into the static approaches. Further, current approaches are not adaptive. Each component in a network and its unique configuration must be analyzed manually, and vulnerabilities of that component cannot be identified. These current approaches are too general and do not handle changes in a network.
Counting software that is not listed in the configuration standard.
When configuring software that is not listed in the configuration standard, the default behavior is to select non-security-specific software or software that is only a part of the configuration of security-specific software. If the software in question is a third-party component that is installed and configured by default on the machine, then by default it should be listed in the configuration standard (see Configuration standards).
For two security-sensitive applications that are installed and used with a configuration standard, such as a web application or an Active Directory domain controller, it may not make sense to add this software to that standard. In that case the software should be configured only to the level in which it is already configured.
[*] The default is to configure a third-party component such as Apache or a DNS server.
[!*] If that third-party component is a component that is only installed and used by default on the machine, it will be included in the standard as long as the component is not listed in the configuration standard as a security-sensitive component. By default, such systems are not listed in the configuration standard for third-party applications.
[!*] If it is a security-sensitive component that is also used by default on the machine and that is installed and configured by default that is not a part of the standard (such as a non-security-sensitive third-party component), then it should be a security-sensitive component included in the standard and should be configured only as a security-sensitive component.
Tips of the Day in Network Security
What’s wrong with the network? It might be the firewall you don’t have, but that just means it needs attention; the router needs an update; the antivirus has too many viruses; and the Windows firewall might be slowing you down. So what should you be doing, you ask? Here is something that will speed you up, and might even make your office safer.
The easiest and quickest way to see what’s going on in the network is to use a network monitor. You’ll see, if you install the Network Monitor by default in Windows Vista, there’s no need to configure any kind of antivirus or firewall to try and protect your network.
From the Settings menu, you’ll see it at the bottom of the screen.
Click on it to start the network monitor.
In the Windows Network Monitor panel that pops up, you can set what’s displayed in the main panel on the left.