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Re: Initial Security assesment for a large university - what to ask?
From: tas0584 () gmail com
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 03:30:35 +0000

Hi,

This totally depends on the administrattion standard the team follows. Some quick pointers could be,

1. The username and passwords as you mentioned
2.  Documented configurations of every  router and server.
3. The last update reports of the all the systems on the network like the antivirus, patch update, router ios updates 
etc.
4. Detailed network design diagram will be very critical. That will give you the present status of the setup. Ensure 
nothing is missed in the network diagram.
5. List of profiles that are created on the each of the systems for the admin team.
6. The cron jobs or any schedulers that are running on the netwrok for a specific task. 
6. Handholding from key players in the IT team to the new guys on board.
7. Details and SLA's with third party vendors. Especially the vendors that give remote support.
 
Etc.

-
Taufiq
www.niiconsulting.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Camilo Olea <colea () sunset com mx>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:40:17 
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: Initial Security assesment for a large university - what to ask?

Dear friends,

I've been asked to be part of a large project. A local college (in 
Cancun,MX) is changing administration, and as a part of it, seems like 
they are changing the whole IT team. My orders were clear "Make a list 
of all that they need to give to you, security-related".

I'm thinking:

- root logins and passwords for all servers/routers/etc


... and I stopped there. Any other ideas on what I should demand from them?

Thanks,
Camilo Olea

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