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This paper revolves around the knowledge of Intrusion Prevention Systems by investigating Nessus. You are required to explain Nessus and its operations and purpose. Furthermore, you are also supposed to reflect on SAGE-AU – The System Administrators Guild of Australia code of Ethics.
COIT13146 - System and Network Administration
Week 09 - Intrusion Prevention System
This week we will extend our knowledge of Intrusion Prevention Systems by investigating Nessus. We will research what Nessus is and does. We do not need to install Nessus. We will also reflect on SAGE-AU -- The System Administrators Guild of Australia code of
Software we need to research
* Nessus - "Nessus® is the world`s most widely-deployed vulnerability and configuration assessment product with more than five million downloads to date. Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration, and vulnerability analysis of your security posture with features that enhance usability, effectiveness, efficiency,
and communication with all parts of your organization."
Chapters/Resources we need to read
* 22 - Security (Review if necessary)
* Nessus Documentation:
* The System Administrators Guild of Australia:
Read the recommended chapter/resource before attempting the assessment items.
We will need to research Nessus and SAGE-AU ourselves this week. The main website link above provides a vast amount of documentation.
Write a brief description in your own words of what each of these features entail. This need not be done in depth. Answer this question as a “what is”, e.g. what is “high speed discovery”; what is “configuration auditing” and so on. You must properly reference your sources.
of Australia (SAGE-AU), choose any 3 code principles that you think are directly relevant to Systems Administration, and explain in your own words why you think your chosen 3 principles are significant in informing best practices in Systems Administration.