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ERIC Number: ED429572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7785-0350-X
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada