cybersecurity 20

Part One

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Do you believe that all data should be encrypted? Many computing professionals think this is a good idea. But a small number of computing experts feel that no data should be encrypted—that all data and software should be openly available to anyone who wants it. Explain your answer (whether you believe all data should or should not be encrypted).

Part Two

In this module, you learned that random numbers (or, at least, pseudorandom numbers) are essential in cryptography, but it is extremely difficult even for powerful hardware and software to generate them. Go online and conduct research on random number generators. What are the different uses of these tools besides cryptography? How do they work? Explain your answer using your own words in 2-3 paragraphs.


Part Three

  • 11.1 List and briefly define three classes of intruders.
  • 11.2 What are two common techniques used to protect a password file?
  • 11.3 What are three benefits that can be provided by an intrusion detection system?
  • 11.4 What is the difference between statistical anomaly detection and rule-based intrusion detection?
  • 11.5 What metrics are useful for profile-based intrusion detection?
  • 11.6 What is the difference between rule-based anomaly detection and rule-based penetration identification?
  • 11.7 What is a honeypot?
  • 11.8 What is a salt in the context of UNIX password management?
  • 11.9 List and briefly define four techniques used to avoid guessable passwords.

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Part Four

In no less than 250 words, explain what is meant by an IDS and an IPS. How are they different? How are they connected to a network? List a few examples of IDS/IPS tools that are currently on the market. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.