System Administrator

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

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Magnificent Discretion

This four-part video takes a light-hearted look at some common-senseprecautions that all information workers should take during the course oftheir daily routines.

Auditors and Evaluators

The CD offersan interactive, multimedia tour of the basics of information assurance andcomputer crime.

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DOD uses video, CD-ROMs to teach security

For more information,visit the DISA Infosec World Wide Web site at www.disa.mil/infosec or DOD'sAdvanced Distributed Learning Network at www.adlnet.org.

BY Dan Verton
Mar. 27, 2000

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