Quantifying A Network Using Nmap Discussion
QUANTIFYING A NETWORK USING NMAP 2
Quantifying a System
Grand Canyon University
CYB 535—0500 Policy Management for Security Solutions
July 20, 2021
Running head: QUANTIFYING A NETWORK USING NMAP 2
NMAP is a network mapper that makes it easy to detect changes and new systems on the network. Typically, it is used in host delivery, port scanning, version detection, and OS detection. In this case, I am using the Nmap software to quantify my home network on my pc. I am using the Windows operating system; therefore, below are the steps on installing and configuring Nmap GUI software on the Windows operating system.
How hackers will try to have access to the network
The Hacker will identify the system network ports that are active. If the network ports are vulnerable, they have got a backdoor, and then the Hacker will use the address to scan the ports on my home network. The Hacker will get the information of the system by conducting passive footprinting.
Guidance in Installation and configuration of NMAP software in windows operating system;
Step 1 – Browse to https://nmap.org/download.html and download the latest self-installer
Step 2 – Run the downloaded .exe file. In the window that opens, accepts the license terms;
Step 3 – Choose the components to install. By default, the Zenmap GUI will be installed;
Step 4 – Select the install location and click install
Step 5 – The Installation should be completed in a couple of minutes.
The number and type of system attached to the system network
Below I have taken a screenshot to show the number of devices and the type of system attached to my network;
From the above image it has been found that;
· Fifteen(15) devices have been connected to my network system and, at the same time switched on.
· Some of the clear devices include; Raspberry Pi Foundation, Amazon technologies device, Samsung device, devices manufactured by Dell, laptop, and PC. The Avaya device, Liteon technology, and Elite Group computer system some of which you need to look into to see them. Some devices are unknown and require one to perform a deep scan to the network system to identify them.
What is on the network
I have connected raspberry pi directly to my network system that I have just implemented.
Who is on the network
The Samsung device which someone is using is connected to the network system that I have just implemented, and this means that already someone is using my network that I implemented.
The Policies implemented
The organization’s network policy is to keep track of the devices connected to the network, who is on their network. By knowing this, the organizations detect the device or person that is suspect to impact the network. In addition, the network policy describes an organization’s security control. This aims to keep malicious users out while mitigating risky users within the home network organization. Finally, the security policy defines the policies that will be enforced.
The Network design
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