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Vulnerability assessment on the computer network security

Hamid Ali, Firkhan Ali and Na'man@Na'aman, Maziah Vulnerability assessment on the computer network security. In: International Conference on Science and Technology (ICSTIE '06), 08-09 December 2006, Penang.

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Abstract

Nowadays, miscellaneous towards computer network can always be read through newspaper and be seen or hear via electronic media. This problem is happen because of lack of effort on computer network security system. Even the network security system or application is good, but vulnerability towards the computer network has to be implied regularly. So, vulnerability assessment is important to be done in the computer network. Vulnerability assessment had done towards computer network at Computer Networking Lab, Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat dan Multimedia (FTMM), Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO). Security Life Cycle Methodology was used as a guideline to execute Vulnerability assessment by using software, Nessus which is based on client server model. The result of this vulnerability assessment is there's a lot of vulnerability exists inside the computer network nodes at FTMM Networking Technology Lab. The vulnerabilities that had found were such as open port, useless application, bugs in the operating system and others. Therefore, a few steps had been taken such as doing patching, update the application version and operating system that have been used, close the port that is not needed and others. When reevaluation had made, it can be minimize the amount of vulnerabilities inside the computer network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: attacks; computer network; exploits; network security; security; vulnerability; vulnerability-scanning
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-5865 Telecommunication. Telegraph.
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 04:39
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 04:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2794
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