University of Khartoum

Vulnerability Assessment Mechanism for the Network of University of Khartoum

Vulnerability Assessment Mechanism for the Network of University of Khartoum

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Title: Vulnerability Assessment Mechanism for the Network of University of Khartoum
Author: Tajelsir, Abdulhadi
Abstract: The security of networks has always been a major concern for network administrators. Since the network might have many vulnerabilities due to misconfigurations of servers, outdated services, default configurations or poor programed web applications. Vulnerability assessment is an important aspect of network security and it is a systematic and methodical evaluation of the exposure of assets to attackers, forces of nature, or any other entity that is potentially harmful. Many tools and applications have been invented to scan and protect against those network bugs and vulnerabilities. By selecting certain tools with a certain methodology this project aims to assess the network of University of Khartoum against vulnerabilities and threats and provide solutions for issues found. After performing the assessment successfully for the specified IP address ranges, some vulnerabilities were found. Those vulnerabilities were documented and reported along with solutions to eliminate them. In addition, a number of needed actions to enhance the security of the U of K network is recommended too. Some limitations were met such as the long scan period and the inability to resume the scan if it stops moreover the assessment reports were obtained manually, so some future work is suggested to solve those limitations.
Description: The objective of the project Designing complete mechanism for the vulnerability assessment and selecting the suitable tools ,Acquiring and installing the selected tools , Applying the vulnerability assessment mechanism for the faculty of engineering LAN and the Global IP range of the University of Khartoum network , Submission of detailed technical report of the results of the assessment to the University of Khartoum Network Administration
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13
Date: 2014-04-21


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