LAN security

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sentme_mail, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. sentme_mail

    sentme_mail Guest

    what policy would you implement to ensure that your network is secure?
     
  2. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    Only one network administrator
    Eight characters long login passwords
    Disable/uninstall all unnecessary services (IIS first)
    Remove all Windows9x systems from the network
    Disable cookies, activeX and component downloading from the internet
    Disable scripting on email programs
    Use a firewall and antivirus
    Possibly rely on a router or NAT
    Implement IPSec (if got all MSWindows machines)
    Disable Remote Desktop/Terminal Services
    Use appropriate share and file permission
    Use screensaver protection

    ..that would be enough for protection from the outside and a little from the inside.

    If you can set up a Domain with Hisec default policy, but that another story... little more complex than a lan.

    I'll keep thinking in case I forgot anything important.
     
  3. sentme_mail

    sentme_mail Guest

    maybe things like what are the steps we should take when connecting PCs, printers,
    etc..etc.. onto the network running microsoft OSs?
     
  4. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    uh, thought you wanted sort of a generic feedback...
    Let's be more specific then... what's the first step you want to make and goal to achieve? we'll consider them one by one.
     
  5. sentme_mail

    sentme_mail Guest

    i have not thought of anything too specific yet, but i hope to have the change to read a real production security policy.
    if anybody is willing to share with me.