Health and safety report on a standalone computer

Essay by ineedanessayQuickUniversity, Bachelor'sA, October 2006

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this report was to investigate the "Health and Safety" state of a standalone computer. The chosen computer is a Laptop Acer Aspire owned and used by Mike. This report tests a sample system in terms of security status and the test is conducted on that personal laptop. The aspects of the security testing include the checking of the current security applications of antivirus, firewall, adAware and other possible security tools. Testing resulted in the identification and classification of key risks and factors affecting the security of the system. If the system is to be adequately protected from such risks it is important to change the current policies and practices to include more frequent updating of security applications to ensure the security is constantly high. Physical threats to the computer were also considered in this report, and it was quite evident that there are no real "physical threats", which could potentially destroy the hardware.

From conducting these tests and obtaining a number of results, I the Information Security Consultant was able to assess the state of this computer.

Table of Contents


1.1 System Specification 7

1.2 Physical Security 8

1.3 Users and Usage 8

1.4 Value of Data 9

1.5 Practice and Procedures 9

1.6 Security Controls 9

1.7 Contingency Plan 10


2.1 Chosen Testing Tools 11

2.1.1 Intrusion Detectors 11 Test 1 GFI LANguard N.S.S. 7.0 11 Test 2 System Safety Monitor Free Edition 12

2.1.2 Rootkit Detectors 13 Test 1 RootkitRevealer 13 Test 2 F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Eliminator 14

2.1.3 Port Scanners 15 Test 1 Free Port Scanner version 2.3 15

2.1.4 Integrity Checkers 16 Test 1 AVG Anti - Virus Free Edition 16 Test 2...