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RE: Vulnerability assessment for small business
From: "Jason Albuquerque" <JAlbuquerque () northkingstown org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:31:15 -0400

A program (pay for) called BELARC ADVISOR can run a full audit of all
machines on your network....
It will give you a report on each machine giving you OS, apps, patch
levels for OS and Apps, logins, hardware audit........ and much much
more...........


Jason Albuquerque

GIS Manager

Department of Information Systems

80 Boston Neck Road

Town of North Kingstown, RI 02852

Tel. (401) 268-1516

Fax (401) 295-2594

www.northkingstown.org

 "There are 10 kinds of people in this world. The ones who understand
binary and the ones who don't."

-----Original Message-----
From: Billy Dodson [mailto:billy () pmicromart com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:34 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Vulnerability assessment for small business



When doing a vuln assessment for a small business (25 PC's, no server)
which is using a peer-to-peer windows network, how do you approach this?
Say the customer has a firewall...but they don't host any services.  All
of the PC's have local usernames and passwords that vary from machine to
machine.  There is no one single administrator account across the board,
and you have little time.  So you cant run many automated tools to check
patch levels and what not because you cant get remote access to the
registry.  There are no services to be tested from the outside.  Do you
manually go to each machine and test them individually?  Of course you
can run null scans on the LAN, but that is not going to provide the
depth you need.  Any ideas and pointers would be great.

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