- By Dan Verton
- Mar 26, 2000
Released in April 1999, "System Administrator Incident Preparation &
Response for Windows NT," Version 1.1, is a more technical look at the security
threats facing the average government network.
More important, the CD takes
the user step-by-step through the process of configuring a network for security
and how to identify intrusions, collect information on incidents and how
to coordinate with local and DOD Computer Emergency Response Teams.
The types of computer crimes outlined in this CD are of a more technical
nature, running the gamut from viruses to Trojan horses, worms and denial-of-service
attacks. The CD walks the user through each type of attack and then gives
detailed examples of the most common techniques used by hackers to carry
out the attacks.
Possibly the most important lesson of the course, however, comes during
the Notification Process module. The segments teach systems administrators
how best to respond to intrusions and hacks and how to ensure that their
actions will not hinder any future investigation by senior- level federal
law enforcement agencies.
Back to the main story: DOD uses video, CD-ROMs to teach security