Wireshark Packet Capture Analysis


This purpose of this document is to examine the results of several Wireshark captures. Areas to be explored are the exploit type, impact of the exploit, vulnerability type, and any other relevant information. In order for network administrators, penetration testers, or any other type of security experts to combat cyber crimes, it’s critical that they know how to use the same tools that the criminals do. Wireshark is instrumental in helping security professionals dissect intersected communications to formulate new security policies and put new safeguards in place. This experiment will be conducted on a 2009 Mac Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. Kali Linux will be used to exploit Metasploitable 2 both of which are running inside of Parallels 10 virtual machines.

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Risk Assessment Methodologies


I will discuss three of the top information security risk assessment methodologies; OCTAVE (Operationally Critical Threat, Asset and Vulnerability Evaluation), FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk), and NIST RMF (National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Risk Management Framework) . Included will be a brief overview of each including three pros and cons associated with the use of each one. Lastly, I will discuss my recommendations and the reasoning behind why.

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