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Addressing security issues for documenting internal systems

The Situation I'm presently a member of a healthcare records team that is sorely understaffed and has an incredibly low bus factor, with only two people with the majority of system knowledge, myself -...
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How do I diagram a network node with multiple layers of trust?

If I'm communicating security and trust over a network, I might simply note trusted and untrusted nodes. For example, when making an HTTPS connection over some kind proxy node that I own and operate, ...
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Does the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy project have a list of all the vulnerabilities it tries to find/exploit?

I'm trying to compile a list of vulnerabilities that ZAP tries to find when you run the "Active Scan" in ATTACK mode on a webapp. Does this list exist in the documentation anywhere? If it also has a ...
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How should we store and share information about our security protocols and plans?

I'm assuming that it's a good idea to document your security protocols, response plans, and attack surfaces. Of course, if you simply stick all of that information on GitHub (minus your secret of ...
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Is there a common general placeholder name for the “protected secret”?

I wonder if there is a general name for the "protected information" that you are trying to protect. Sometimes it's a code or a password or a token and I would like to know if there is a word for ...
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metasploit exploits and payloads documentation

Where can i found the documentation of the exploits and payloads available in metasploit. I am looking for a documentation that tells what does the exploit or the payload do, and possibly a ...
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Is it necessary to have security documentations, policies, DRP & BCP's at place in order to execute secure network architectural review?

One of my client has ISO 27001 audits at their disposal and they have been going through audits. Meanwhile, they are taking custom security services from our company where-in one of the deliverables ...
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What is “Intentionally misleading Artificial Intelligence to create a misleading outcome” called?

I'm writing about a computer system that relies on Artificial Intelligence and the threats that this may include. One threat vector (for example) is to seed Bayesian AI with content to skew the ...
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In the United States, when can someone legally search my personal laptop? (Government or private security) [closed]

Unlike the United Kingdom, U.S. citizens don't have an explicit right to privacy in the Constitution. Although there are implied privacy rights within "penumbras" of the Bill of Rights this has ...
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Are documented networks easier to attack? Are undocumented networks easier to protect?

I am learning about network documentation for the first time and have come across the following statement: Undocumented networks might not be protected and can be used to support insider attacks. ...
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Should security documentation referencing “state sponsored exploits” be revised to include large corporations also?

Security-related documentation (and casual conversation) often describes threats that require a lot of resources as "state sponsored" Given that large mega-national corporations have more income ...
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How can I explain “zero knowledge proof” to an end user?

A ZKP allows proof of knowing the answer to a secret, without actually disclosing what that answer is. Is there any analogy that can help people put this concept into everyday practice? A "lie to ...
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Which security documents do providers typically share with their customers?

In the context of managed/cloud hosting, what level of information does a provider typically share (under NDA) with its customers for compliance audit/3rd party risk assessment purposes? What are ...
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Is Wiki software a good idea for Disaster Recovery Plans?

I am tasked with the initial draft of an IT disaster recovery plan for my organization. My predecessor never started one so now I am the lucky fellow to tackle this project. My experience in working ...
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How should I document my Public Key Infrastructure?

I'm preparing to document a 3 tier PKI (with multiple second level policy CAs) and want to create a document that is useful, technical, and not too overwhelming to the non-PKI expert. I suppose the ...