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Self port scanning tool : providing a more secure computing Environment through the use of proactive port scanning

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dc.contributor.author Kocher, Joshua E
dc.contributor.author Gilliam, David P.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-06T21:45:01Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-06T21:45:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06-13
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies : Security Technologies for Collaborative Architectures (STCA) Workshop, Linkoping, Sweden, June 13-15, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno IEEE Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies : Security Technologies for Collaborative Architectures (SRCA) Workshop, Linkoping, Sweden, June 13-15, 2005.
dc.identifier.clearanceno IEEE Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies : Security Technologies for Collaborative Architectures (SRCA) Workshop, Linkoping, Sweden, June 13-15, 2005.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0777
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39472
dc.description.abstract Secure computing is a necessity in the hostile environment that the internet has become. Protection from nefarious individuals and organizations requires a solution that is more a methodology than a one time fix. One aspect of this methodology is having the knowledge of which network ports a computer has open to the world, These network ports are essentially the doorways from the internet into the computer. An assessment method which uses the nmap software to scan ports has been developed to aid System Administrators (SAs) with analysis of open ports on their system(s). Additionally, baselines for several operating systems have been developed so that SAs can compare their open ports to a baseline for a given operating system. Further, the tool is deployed on a website where SAs and Users can request a port scan of their computer. The results are then emailed to the requestor. This tool aids Users, SAs, and security professionals by providing an overall picture of what services are running, what ports are open, potential trojan programs or backdoors, and what ports can be closed. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1459619 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject security en
dc.subject scans en
dc.subject nMap en
dc.title Self port scanning tool : providing a more secure computing Environment through the use of proactive port scanning en
dc.type Preprint en


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