AN AUTOMATED NETWORK SECURITYCHECKING AND ALERT SYSTEM: A NEW FRAMEWORK
Abstract
vioft2nntf2t|tblJournal|Abstract_paper|0xf4ff60df120000000f97020001000600
Network security checking is a vital process to assess and to identify weaknesses in network for management of security. Insecure entry points of a network provide attackers an easy target to access and compromise. Open ports of network components such as firewalls, gateways and end systems are analogues to open gates of a building through which any one can get into. Network scanning is performed to identify insecure entry points in the network components. To find out vulnerabilities on these points vulnerability assessment is performed. So security checking consists of both activities- network scanning as well as vulnerability assessment. A single tool used for the security checking may not give reliable results. This paper presents a framework for assessing the security of a network using multiple Network Scanning and Vulnerability Assessment tools. The proposed framework is an extension of the framework given by Jun Yoon and Wontae Sim [1] which performs vulnerability scanning only. The framework presented here adds network scanning, alerting and reporting system to their framework. Network scanning and vulnerability tools together complement each other and make it amenable for centralized control and management. The reporting system of framework sends an email to the network administrator which contains detailed report (as attachment) of security checking process. Alerting system sends a SMS message as an alert to the network administrator in case of severe threats found in the network. Initial results of the framework are encouraging and further work is in progress.

Authors
Vivek Kumar Yadav1, B.M. Mehtre2
University of Hyderabad, India1, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Established by Reserve Bank of India, India2

Keywords
Security Assessment, Network Enumerator, Port Scans, OS Fingerprinting
Yearly Full Views
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
000000000000
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 4 , Issue: 3 , Pages: 778 - 784 )
Date of Publication :
September 2013
Page Views :
126
Full Text Views :
1

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.