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RE: Exploit through firewall question
From: "Moonen, Ralph" <Moonen.Ralph () kpmg nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 20:03:53 +0200

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From: mr.nasty () ix netcom com [mailto:mr.nasty () ix netcom com] 

What would be the reason to test behind the firewall?

Any suggestions?

1) It is part of any comprehensive vulnerability analysis
2) It tells you what your exposure is if:
 - your firewall fails (tech error)
 - your change management process fails (process error)
 - your admin types iptables -F on the production environment in stead
of the test-environment by accident (human error)
3) it makes sure you have defense in depth (multi-layer security)
4) it is always better to know than to assume


Ralph Moonen, CISSP
Manager KPMG Information Risk Management
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
P: +31.20.6568305 F: +31.20.6568388 

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