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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:


Hi,

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.

Lyndon

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
Got Problems?... click on the link below and fill out a request.
http://kls.kirkland.vanderbilt.edu/



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