[clug] Security for home - Topic for discussion

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Feb 25 01:06:39 UTC 2019

It's never ending.  Starts with risk analysis as Bob pointed out.  Also involves multi-level protection: people training, network protection, device protection.  Also we all have devices that move around to different networks.  

In addition:  backups, (continuity), maintenance, monitoring.  How to do all this in a home environment?  Is it even possible?

> On 2019/Feb/25, at 11:36 am, Bob Edwards via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> On 25/2/19 10:51 am, Brenton Ross via linux wrote:
>> On Mon, 2019-02-25 at 10:01 +1100, Kim Holburn via linux wrote:
>>> On 2019/Feb/24, at 8:53 pm, Bryan Kilgallin via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>>> Thanks, Kim:
>>> I have an on-going project to make home networks more secure.
>>> How can one measure a baseline?
>>> Impossible question.  How do you?
>> If it was my problem I would proceed thus:
>> You start with a list of all known attacks.
>> You rate each one according to how difficult it is to implement.
>> You score a network according to how many it resists.
> "all known attacks" => known to you (the author(s) of the list).
> <> all attacks known to others, now or in the future.
> How about:
> - what are you trying to protect (reputation, cpu cycles, privacy ...)
> - how much is it worth to someone else
> - how much are you willing to expend to protect it
> More airy-fairy, but allows you to have a life.
> cheers,
> Bob Edwards
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