Create a 2 to 2.5 page document in Microsoft word answering the following questions regarding antivirus and NMap scans:
Most network breaches go undetected for weeks or even months, and an attacker usually takes steps to be much more careful than our scans were. With that in mind, write a short paragraph describing how the default Windows® firewall and security settings might contribute to this inability to detect an attacker probing from inside your network.
This was just a single system on a local LAN. How much more complicated would this process be for 100 computers? What about an enterprise with 10,000 computers on their LAN/WAN?
Consider a cloud-hosted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment with many new, internet-accessible systems regularly being built and brought online. What advantages or challenges might there be protecting such systems from malware and from attack?
Finally, conclude this week’s assignment with a page explaining how the same types of tools demonstrated in this lab might be used by an infrastructure administrator to help secure an environment.