CST 620: Discuss the importance of remote access controls
Pick one of the following to respond to for your discussion. Then, respond to at least two of your classmates.
- Discuss the importance of remote access controls, focusing on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH) protocols. What are the main security considerations when enabling remote access to systems through RDP and SSH? Share common challenges organizations face in configuring secure remote access and discuss best practices to prevent unauthorized access and potential attacks.
- Delve into the technical aspects of remote access controls, specifically RDP and SSH. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each protocol in terms of security. Share insights into the most effective ways to harden RDP and SSH configurations to prevent brute-force attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other remote access vulnerabilities. Consider the impact of privileged access management and multi-factor authentication on strengthening remote access controls. Additionally, discuss how to monitor and audit remote access sessions for security and compliance purposes.