Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 14

Volume 14 Number 3, Pages 307-318

Fall 2003


Teaching Case
The Jing An Telescope Factory (JATF): A Network Security Case Study


Doug White
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI 02809, USA

Alan Rea
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

Abstract: This case—an examination of a real world break-in to a Web server—provides a forensic examination of what happened to the Jing An Telescope Factory (JATF) and a suggested model for preventing such attacks. The case specifically focuses on the “hack” break-in that is commonplace with Web servers and illustrates the well-known mistakes made in the security arrangements by JATF. Select hacking techniques and an overview of network vulnerabilities, as well as discussions about tools and techniques that security professionals use are discussed in this paper. The authors propose a set of techniques and models that business should follow to guard against similar attacks. Students are encouraged to assess and implement solutions using the tools and techniques presented in the case.

Keywords: Network security, Network assessment, Hacking techniques, System hardening, Case studies

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Recommended Citation: White, D. & Rea, A. (2003). Teaching Case: The Jing An Telescope Factory (JATF): A Network Security Case Study. Journal of Information Systems Education, 14(3), pp. 307-318.