MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work -- Campus Technology Security MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work By Dian Schaffhauser03/16/15 MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management. For the technology angle, Cybersecurity@CSAIL will continue work into hardware- and software-based approaches to computer security. For the organizational side, MIT Sloan's interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure in Cybersecurity, otherwise known as (IC)3, will focus on the human element — how organizations can make sure staff and other internal users don't create security vulnerabilities, intentionally or otherwise. Alongside CSAIL and Sloan, MIT's departments of political science and economics, and the Science, Technology, and Society program will also work to understand the security dynamics of large networked systems, with the aim of guiding policymakers.
Citrix XenDesktop vs VMWare View - Virtual Desktop Resource I was recently asked to compare XenDesktop to VMWare View. I'm always happy to handle such a request because I love comparing technology, especially Desktop Virtualization technology. Many of the articles I read online are overly biast, or approach it from one stand point. The way I approach any technology at any customer is pretty basic but a lot of tech people tend to forget this: the "right" technology is whatever technology makes sense for the customers environment. My conclusion (I'll give it to you now while you are only two paragraphs into this article) is that the reason you'll choose one solution over the other is going to come down to two factors, cost and comfort level. So lets get into it. The Hypervisor:Everything is virtualized right. Unfortunately for all of us IT guys, there are applications that we have to manage. So there you have it, those are the components.
How to Use Wireshark to Capture, Filter and Inspect Packets Wireshark, a network analysis tool formerly known as Ethereal, captures packets in real time and display them in human-readable format. Wireshark includes filters, color-coding and other features that let you dig deep into network traffic and inspect individual packets. This tutorial will get you up to speed with the basics of capturing packets, filtering them, and inspecting them. You can use Wireshark to inspect a suspicious program’s network traffic, analyze the traffic flow on your network, or troubleshoot network problems. Getting Wireshark You can download Wireshark for Windows or Mac OS X from its official website. Just a quick warning: Many organizations don’t allow Wireshark and similar tools on their networks. Capturing Packets After downloading and installing Wireshark, you can launch it and click the name of an interface under Interface List to start capturing packets on that interface. Color Coding You’ll probably see packets highlighted in green, blue, and black.
Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol Recent News Old news is archived. 24 Feb 2015 - krb5-1.11.6 is released The krb5-1.11.6 source release is now available. 18 Feb 2015 - krb5-1.12.3 is released The krb5-1.12.3 source release is now available. 11 Feb 2015 - krb5-1.13.1 is released The krb5-1.13.1 source release is now available. What is Kerberos? Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. The Internet is an insecure place. Some sites attempt to use firewalls to solve their network security problems. Kerberos was created by MIT as a solution to these network security problems. Kerberos is freely available from MIT, under copyright permissions very similar those used for the BSD operating system and the X Window System. In summary, Kerberos is a solution to your network security problems. $Id: index.html,v 1.215 2015/02/25 23:38:52 tlyu Exp $ All images and text on this page are copyright MIT. MIT Kerberos [ home ] [ contact ]
Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives | Carl Webster The original articles I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.5 and PVS 7.1 have proven to be extremely popular. This article will show the same process as the original articles but use XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 and show what differences XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 bring to the process. Introduction A while back, I worked on a project where the customer required the use of a Write Cache drive and a Personal vDisk (PvD) drive with XenDesktop 7.1 using Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.1. Getting information on the process to follow was not easy and, as usual, the Citrix documentation was sorely lacking in details. Assumptions: PVS 7.6 is installed, configured and a farm created.XenDesktop 7.6 is installed and a Site created and configured.Hosting resources are configured in Studio.PXE, TFTP and DHCP are configured as needed. This article is not about the pros and cons of PvD. Lab Setup All servers in my lab are running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 fully patched. Figure 1
Top 50 Hacking Tools That You Must Have Whether you are a Penetration tester, a hacker or an aspiring newbie trying to learn Cyber Security, you must have a nice catalogue of tools to make your life easier. While these tools do make working simpler but cannot compensate for the vast amount of knowledge required in this field. In this post i’m going to mention 50 different tools under 9 categories that your ‘Hack Lab’ must have. Most of the tools mentioned in this post are pre-included in Kali Linux which you can install to have them at once. Intrusion Detection Systems :- These are the tools you must have if you’re building a hack lab for penetration testing or for any security arrangement. SnortNetCop Encryption Tools :- While the above tools do identify any suspicious activity but they can’t protect your data, you need encryption tools for that. TrueCrypt (The project has been shut down and no longer supported)OpenSSHPuttyOpenSSLTorOpenVPNStunnelKeePass Port Scanners :- NmapSuperscanAngry IP Scanner Packet Sniffers :- Enjoy..!!
FREE Computer Training - Computer Repair Classes - Laptop Repair Instruction - Data Recovery Lessons - Web Design Seminars - Computer Security Counseling Wireshark · Go Deep. Wi-Fi Protected Setup Flaws Make Wireless Network Brute-force Attacks Feasible Design flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless standard can make it easier for attackers to obtain access codes for secured wireless networks by brute force. The vulnerabilities identified by security researcher Stefan Viehbock affect a large number of WPS-enabled routers and wireless access points. The WPS standard was created in 2007 by the Wi-Fi Alliance in order to provide non-technical users with a simple method of setting up wireless networks. The standard supports several Wi-Fi authentication methods including one that requires pushing a physical button on the router and one that uses a predefined PIN number printed on a sticker by the device manufacturer. The PIN-based method is mandatory for WPS-certified devices, which support it by default. Devices that are WPS-capable, but aren't certified, are also likely to use the method. The WPS PIN is an eight-digit random number. The main problem lies with how devices respond to failed WPS authentication attempts. The U.S.
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