[windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions

  • From: Berny Stapleton <berny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:38:09 +0000

You are never going to be able to plug all the holes, they are
inventive too. They are never going to see it the same way as adults
treat a corporate network, and they won't treat it the same way.

They are going to attempt to break in, curiosity killed the cat and
all that.... Nothing you can do to stop it. Keep the kids onside, and
let them do it, just make sure your their friend and they will come
bounding over when they have something that works.

Oh, turn off the scheduler. Keep your patches up to date. (That's the
one that caught me)

Berny

2009/3/24 Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi Jim,
>
> we currently have Symantec corperate and I will be looking to upgrade them
> to endpoint protection soon.
>
> The little buggers and just finding ways to be naughty, I dont mind the odd
> game, and some I will trun a blind eye, but when kids start trying to
> actively break in, then that is a different issue.
>
>
> Thanks
> Patrick
>
> ________________________________
> From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 5:45:04 PM
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
>
> Symantec Endpoint Protection comes to mind...
> http://www.symantec.com/business/products/newfeatures.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=endpt_prot_1
> Jim Kenzig
> Blog: http://www.techblink.com
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kenzig
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/InternetPilot
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> I have just been to one of my sites, and the kids are running rings around
>> my network administrator. Just wanting tips on what we can do to improve
>> security.
>>
>> Typical issues:
>>
>> 1: Smart kids running .exe files
>>
>> 2: kids creating shortcuts to restricted areas
>>
>> 3: Kids bringing in network scanning tools on usb sticks and running them
>> on the network
>>
>> 4: kids accessing games site thru usb sticks and hidden links
>>
>> 5: Kids embedding games in excel spreadsheets and powepoint presentaion,
>> Word documents etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> Just to name but a few.
>>
>> Windows 2003 R2
>>
>>
>> We currently have a web filtering software, which I am not sure is up to
>> the job.
>> We are implementing GPO's to prevent exe files from being run.
>> We are alos using WRSM to restrict what files can be saved on the users
>> home drive.
>>
>> I am just looking for other ways to discourage kids from trying to breach
>> what we have.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Patrick
>
>
>
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