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Re: Network Segregation to prevent spread of malware
From: DaKahuna <da.kahuna () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:28:29 -0500

 However, with all that being said, IMHO segmenting servers and
workstation into different physical network segments is a security
best practice and should be done.
Also having different logical groups, e.g. engineering, sales,
finance, etc., in different logical or physical segments is a good
thing as well.

 As Rob mentioned this does not prevent the spread of malware but it
does help slow things down and adds some layer of difficulty, which
most often requires manual processes to overcome.  Being harder to
hack than someone else is a good thing.



On 1/23/13, Rob <synja () synfulvisions com> wrote:
Additionally, the services commonly used for worm propagation (RDP/TS, RPC,
etc) are also used heavily for domain operations anyway.

For many environments this would be one step forward, two steps back in
terms of security.

Rob
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Bell <jerry () riskologist com>
Sender: listbounce () securityfocus com
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:07:25
To: tomright006 () gmail com<tomright006 () gmail com>
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: Re: Network Segregation to prevent spread of malware

Hi Tom,

The answer is 'it depends', but probably no. If you are talking about a
classic company network and dividing workstations into separate networks to
prevent cross contamination, you have to consider the pivot points for most
malware - email, file shares, etc, which can still allow malware to
propagate between networks even if no traffic is allowed directly between
them. Some kinds of malware, notably worms who propagate directly from one
system to another via some kind of remotely exploitable vulnerability, would
be contained by network segmentation, however those sorts of events are
becoming increasingly rare (however when they do happen, they tend to be big
events).

Jerry

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 22, 2013, at 5:33 PM, tomright006 () gmail com wrote:

Hello All,

I need few tips on Network Segregation to prevent spread of Malware. Can I
avoid Malware spreading from one network segment to another just by
segregating network with access list or firewalls?


Thanks,

Tom

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