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  • Nessus vulnerability assessment with the SANS Top 20

    Using the SANS Top 20 in conjunction with Nessus can help you eliminate exposures that give unauthorized privileged access to vulnerable hosts. 

  • Simplifying Nessus security scans with a spreadsheet model

    In this tip, expert George Wrenn explains how to divide networks into small, manageable IP spaces and maintain Nessus data with a spreadsheet model. 

  • Microsoft offers free Network Activity logging service

    Microsoft's Port Reporter utility installs as a system service and logs all TCP and UDP activity that takes place on a single computer, whether it's a server or workstation. 

  • What is network snooping? Can it be used for good?

    What is network snooping? Can it be used for good? 

  • network forensics

    Network forensics is the capture, recording, and analysis of network events in order to discover the source of security attacks or other problem incidents. 

  • information signature

    To fight terrorism, the Information Awareness Office (IAO) of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to develop a system that uses a super database of recorded online transactions and analytical programming that will i... 

  • inverse mapping

    Inverse mapping is a procedure used to create associations between real or virtual objects that involves some type of reversal of another process or concept. 

  • bridge

    In telecommunication networks, a bridge is a product that connects a local area network (LAN) to another local area network that uses the same protocol (for example, Ethernet or token ring). 

  • Step-by-Step Guide: How to use ISA Server as an SMTP filter

    Learn how to direct inbound SMTP traffic to an ISA Server first to nab malicious messages and reduce the overall volume of SMTP mail that your server must process. 

  • How to protect your network from the Plug and Play exploits

    Security experts offer practical advice to reduce the risk of your company's networks being infected by a variety of malicious code now circulating.