Complete the Practice Lab titled “AntiVirus and NMAP Scans.” Capture screenshots taken during the lab in a Microsoft® Word document as specified within the lab instructions.
At the end of the lab, you will be asked to respond to the following in a 2- to 2.5-page response at the end of your Microsoft® Word document: 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.
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