ERIC Number: ED429572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Network Security: Best Practices for Alberta School Jurisdictions.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This paper provides a snapshot of the computer network security industry and addresses specific issues related to network security in public education. The following topics are covered: (1) security policy, including reasons for establishing a policy, risk assessment, areas to consider, audit tools; (2) workstations, including physical security, protecting workstation components, and computer viruses; (3) the local network, including the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) reference model, protocols, network segmentation, network management, network sniffing, and data encryption; (4) servers, including UNIX and other server operating systems; (5) remote access, including technologies, remote access servers, protocols, and authentication/authorization; (6) crackers and hackers, including threats and hacking tools/techniques; (7) Internet firewalls, including functions, issues and problems, types, rules, logs, firewall accessories, buying a firewall, and firewall administration; and (8) applications, including e-mail, directory services, the World Wide Web, and single sign on. Each section highlights unique requirements of school jurisdictions and contains a list of relevant web sites. A glossary of terms is provided, and appendices include descriptions of Windows NT Workstation and Server, Novell NetWare, and Apple Macintosh, as well as a security checklist and evaluation form and a list of related Alberta Education resources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Information Industry, Information Policy, Information Technology, Internet, Models, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada