Within the Discussion Board area, write 400â€“600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
- Discuss the importance of having a signed agreement, and give the implications of conducting a pen test without one.
- Many organizations employ intrusion detection systems (IDS) or even intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It is important to understand how these tools protect the organization.
- Describe how footprinting the stages of an attack might not be detected by an IDS.
- Recommend an IDS for your organization and include the pros and cons behind your recommendation.