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RUNNING HEAD: Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan Jessica Risch Friends University
Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan Abstract Data gathering and footprinting allows attackers to gather seemingly unlimited amounts of information about their next target, allowing them to focus on a specific vulnerability to penetrate. Security professionals have several methods available to use as a countermeasure against such efforts, allowing them to lessen the blow. While ensuring the system is safeguarded against leaked information, professionals must also still guarantee the functionality and ease of use of the environment for end users. 2
Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan Data gathering and footprinting can be very beneficial to attackers to gain a large amount of data about an organization. This data may be used to better understand the systems in place and how they are used, and the vulnerabilities associated with them to better plan a targeted attack. Fortunately, there are several countermeasures that may be used in order to minimize the impact.

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