Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Linus Petersson , pp. 25. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.

The work

Författare / Author: Linus Petersson
Titel / Title: Peer-to-peer - time to lock the door
Abstrakt Abstract:

Is a regulating policy concerning peer-to-peer applications required so that companies and institutions can better manage the security issues of internal peer-to-peer applications?

There is high security and privacy risks involved when using p2p applications like KaZaA, Bearshare, Audiogalaxy and ICQ. With the high speed networks of today it is very important to really know what is going on in your network and which applications is doing what and with whom. If not, there are high possibilities that your system will be used for more or less malicious purposes. Therefore it is interesting to find out if p2p applications have found their way behind company walls.

A policy can prevent the issues discussed either by banning employees from using p2p applications or by regulate the use of these applications in a very detailed manner. The implementation of a policy makes the usage controlled and easily supervised by the company security staff. Implementing a policy that regulates the use of p2p applications can prevent possible attacks on the company/organisation network.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: peer-to-peer, p2p, network security, security policy

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Internationell ADB/International IS
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats


Handledare / Supervisor: Lawrence Henesey
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: p2p_time to lock the door.pdf (327 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)