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RE: Vulnerability assessment for small business
From: "Andy Meyers" <andy.meyers () hushmail com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 19:51:43 -0700

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Social Engineering may be a little bit tougher with small businesses since
a group of 25 users tends to know each other, and what outside vendors
usually are.

Andy Meyers

- -----Original Message-----
From: Josh Perrymon [mailto:perrymonj () networkarmor com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 12:44 PM
To: Billy Dodson; pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Vulnerability assessment for small business

I would focus more on policies and procedures. You know there weaknesses
already.

Social engineering may be beneficial outside?

You can run a network based assessment on the service levels and
configuration of shares so on.

JP
Network Armor

- -----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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