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developerWorks: Assess System Security Using a Linux LiveCD

Aug 02, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"Since many of us don't go to that extreme to keep our systems secure, how do we assess our vulnerability? Or the vulnerability of a computer that is connected to the Internet and has literally thousands of points of entry? How do you determine the level of security in your office network, even if you have a network administrator manning it?

"Just the thought of this potential insecurity made me jump on the Internet to look for tools that could help me assess the sturdiness of my system's and network's security with the hope of eventually making it more secure..."

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