AEGIS: A Pedagogical Tool for Vulnerability and Patch Management

Author:
Madhusudhanan Chandrasekaran, Shambhu Upadhyaya, Newton Campbell Jr., Horus Alkebulan Jr.
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946.23 kB
Date:
01 July 2009
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In this paper, we present a new pedagogical tool called AEGIS for educating college students about the importance of patch and vulnerability management. The tool is designed and developed in a bottom-up fashion by a group of eight students in accordance with the NIST patch and vulnerability management guidelines. Experience gained while devising various subcomponents of AEGIS could provide students with the much needed hands-on practical training in security and system administration curricula. Lastly, the possibility of using AEGIS as an educational tool to teach and assist day-to-day users with patch and vulnerability management is explored.

AEGIS: A Pedagogical Tool for Vulnerability and Patch Management