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Re: Starting Out
From: John Skinner <john.skinner () vanderbilt edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:49:20 -0500

On 8/9/06 4:22 PM, "Lyndon Barry" <lyndon.barry () d-a-p net> wrote:


First post, so please be gentle.

I'm a support engineer for a firewall developer, and part of my role
involves keeping the network safe.  The problem is, I don't know enough
about penetration attacks to know what I should look for.  I do have
access to testbeds & test networks with which to practice, but I was
hoping someone on here could point me to a good source of ethical
information/tools in order to start getting the right knowledge.

Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.


You can start buy looking through INSECURE.ORG's top 100 Network Security
Tools at http://sectools.org/ to learn of the popular tools used. Then you
could search the web to learn how to use each one that sparks your interest.

John Skinner 
Computer Systems Administrator
Vanderbilt University
john.skinner () vanderbilt edu
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