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Fri
23
Oct

Creating VPN’s with IPsec

Contributed by Wilson Chance Hinchman

This paper will define the term VPN, explain for what and why VPNs are used. IPsec, which is vital to the functionality of VPNs will also be touched on. I will start by defining the term VPN, the acronym VPN stands for "Virtual Private Network”. This is an ambiguous term that gets thrown around a lot in the information technology industry. Many types of networks fall under the classification of virtual private network when taken out of context. For instance, frame relay networks, or private point to point WAN links could be considered virtual private networks.

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Thu
22
Oct

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Compliance Settings

Contributed by John J. Rayborn

The intent of this paper is to provide a discussion on what compliance means as it relates to desired configuration, why it is important to organizations to ensure systems on the enterprise / corporate networks are compliant, and provide information on how an organization can look to ensure desired configuration compliance is being obtained. It is meant to be informational as well as educational for awareness purposes. I will be looking to explain how desired configuration for compliance is accomplished as well as provide information / screenshots on the use of the Compliance Settings component available in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The paper will also provide information on how compliance standards requirements among various Industries can be accomplished through the use of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Fri
09
Oct

Network Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

Contributed by Jack Webb

In today’s information security, it is necessary to take advantage of all possible security options available to IT professionals. One of these options is network demilitarized zone or DMZ. A DMZ is the process of setting up a semi-secure network segment that houses all publicly accessible resource. This paper will cover the purpose of DMZ and its benefits in relation to security. It will cover the types and levels of DMS and security measure used within. This paper will also cover the differences between hardware and virtual DMZs as well as any commercial or vendor support for the creation of a DMZ.

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Thu
10
Sep

Mobile Device Management and Best Practices

Contributed by Adam Phelps

With the year 2014 slowly coming and quickly fading, the need to have the latest and greatest mobile device has become the new standard. Wireless speeds are increasing, Random Access Memory (RAM) is tripling, and processing time is becoming faster with half the size and power than in previous models. Moore’s law has been proven yet again. But what does this mean for those who use these fast devices for work through a company loan? How do you limit what an employee’s personal devices can access on the corporate network? What happens to the data when they leave? Who governs these rules and what is to become of them? In this paper, I plan to define what it takes to have good Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies and procedures in a corporate setting, and what a company should do to follow MDM best practices.

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Wed
09
Sep

Security in Virtualization

Contributed by Larry Gene Hastings Jr

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