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Addressing Internal Security Threats with Roaming User-Based Distributed Firewalls



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 5, Number 2 (2009)
Pages 2641
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Andy Luse — Iowa State University, USA
Kevin P. Scheibe — Iowa State University, USA
Anthony M. Townsend — Iowa State University, USA
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




A roaming, user-based distributed firewall is presented to address both internal and external security risks in an organizational environment where users move from one computer to another. Appropriate firewall settings are attached to users irrespective of the computer they work on. We demonstrate this roaming, user-based, distributed firewall, report results and discuss implications.




Security, Networks, Distributed Firewalls




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