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Monitoring is the act of looking on the processes or systems for performance, supervision and surveillance.

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monitoring outgoing network traffic

The graphs for one server that I am using are showing consistent 7.5 kb/s outgoing network traffic that started a few days ago. How can I monitor/log/capture/analize this traffic to see what is it, ...
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How do companies track employee usage on corporate computers?

For companies that needs to monitor computer usage by employees, what systems are usually set up to do so (monitoring software, hardware, etc.)? What are the financial costs involved in setting up ...
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Strange Event Log Entry - Windows Server 2008

Reviewing some logs recently, and came across a strange failure in our Windows 2008 DC. An account failed to log on. Subject: Security ID: NULL SID Account Name: ...
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Virus detection with Process Explorer

Can Process Explorer ( Windows apparently) detect a virus? Is it even possible?
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Monitoring file access on Windows

I need a way to monitor user file access on windows. What I need is: monitoring of user opening, modifying (don't need to know what the changes were, just that a file was modified), copying, pasting ...
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Safe way to authenticate (multi-factor authentication?) while being monitored?

(I'm trying for a bit more precise answer, particularly with regard to multi-factor authentication, than I received for "Safe way to use a computer that has spyware/keylogger installed?" on SU.) ...
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Best practice for creating an initial IPS policy

I see that most IPS available in the market comes with a basic pre-defined policy which administrators can base on when creating their initial IPS policy. However, these policy may be insufficient and ...
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Information gathering before deploying a Network IPS

I understand that most NIPS these days have either rules or signatures built in to them and perhaps gathering information prior to deployment may help in fine-tuning the rules / signature once the IPS ...
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Tracking a user account

Hi I suspect a former employee of the company I work for still have access to the servers, in fact I’m sure he does. When he left the company in December he neglected to remove his personal files ...
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Monitoring a specific application for creation or modification of files

I don't know if I'm looking for a file integrity monitoring software here. Basically let's say we have firefox or chromium, let's say the user is watching a youtube video, then we'll find that video ...
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What's the real reason behind blocking the social sites? Even legitimate sites like twitter which acts as a knowledge repository?

I see some sites are blocked for IT security at schools, colleges and offices. But, why do some obvious good sites are blocked too?
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What free tools or techniques exist to discover anomalies in network flows?

I have been using FlowMatrix. What do others do on the cheap?