Computers and Technology
Submitted By ttyre
ISSC362 Week 4 Lab #6:
Identify and Mitigate Malware and Malicious Software on a Windows Server
Lab Assessment Questions
1. Workstation and desktop devices are prone to viruses, malware, and malicious software, especially if the user surfs the Internet and World Wide Web. Given that users connect to the Internet and World Wide Web, what security countermeasures can organizations implement to help mitigate the risk from viruses, malware, and malicious software?
First the Security Professional needs to education their users of the dangers of these vulnerabilities presented. Next before the workstations go on the network the security professional should ensure the correct fixes patches and updates are installed. There should also be security policies implemented such as the prohibiting of certain media, and websites.
2. Your employees e-mail fi le attachments to each other and externally through the organization’s firewall and Internet connection. What security countermeasures can you implement to help mitigate the risk of rogue e-mail attachments and URL Web links?
The security professional should find a antivirus that has a link scanner and email attachment scan before they are opened.
3. Why is it recommended to do an antivirus signature fi le update before performing an antivirus scan on your computer?
This is recommended because a virus might miss an infection if it is newer than the signature database on the antivirus.
4. Once a malicious fi le is found on your computer, what are the default settings for USB/removable device scanning? What should organizations do regarding use of USB hard drives and slots on existing computers and devices? The default setting for USB/removable device scanning is dependent on the type of anti-virus that you are using. A windows machine will prompt you to decide what you want to do…...