Device security

What are the 3A's?
Authentication, authorisation and auditing
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What is authentication?
Identifying an individual
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What is authorisation?
Giving individuals access to resources based on their identities
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What is auditing?
Keeping track of a users activity while access resources
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Authentication- what you know?
Username and password
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Authentication- what you own?
Digital certificates, smart cards, tokens and mobile phone
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Authentication- what you are?
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What is windows rights management services?
Provides an extra level of security to documents
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What does Windows RMS use to limit who can access a document or web page?
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What are permissions?
Specify what a user or group can do with an object
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Name 4 types of permissions
Share permissions, NTFS permissions, registry permissions and active directory permissions
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What are NTFS permissions?
Allow you to restrict the actions other users can take on a file that is stored on an NTFS volume
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What are the 5 basic NTFS permissions?
Full control, modify, read&execute, read and write
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What must users be given to acces shares on a file server?
Share permissions
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Name 4 ways to protect mobile device vulnerabilities
Change default username&password, change SSID or disable broadcast, encryption and firewall
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What does malicious software do?
Infiltrate or affect a computer system without the owners informed consent
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What is malware usually associated with?
Viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, rootkits and adware
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What is a virus?
A program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the users knowledge or consent
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Where are viruses normally imbedded?
Into macro code of documents
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What is another common form of computer viruses?
The internet
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What is a worm?
Self-replicating program that copies itself across a computer or network without any user intervention
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What do worms look to do?
Consume resources
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How are worms usually spread?
Exploiting security holes in OS or TCP/IP
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What are trojans?
Malware that hides itself as a program that appears desirable or useful
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What is spyware?
Looks to collect information about a user, without their knowledge or consent
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What is an example of spyware?
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What is adware?
Software package that automatically plays, displays or downloads advertisements to a computer
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What is adware usually a source of?
User frustration
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Name 3 symptoms of malware
Poor system performance, Low levels of available memory, poor performance on internet, decreased response rates, longer start up times, pop-ups, toolbars added to browser, browser closing unexpectedly etc.
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What does antivirus look for?
Known malware signatures and patterns
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How often are new viruses created?
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Name 6 CMD components
Ping, ipconfig, netstat, tracert, sfc and chkdsk
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Name 3 powershell components
Test-netconnection, Get-netconfiguration and resolve-dnsname
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What is authentication?


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What is authorisation?


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What is auditing?


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Authentication- what you know?


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