Network diagram

To identify potential sources of evidence, incident responders need to have a solid understanding of what the internal network infrastructure looks like. One method that can be employed by organizations is to create and maintain an up- to- date network diagram. This diagram should be detailed enough so that incident responders can identify individual network components such as switches, routers, or wireless access points. This diagram should also contain internal IP addresses so that incident responders can immediately access those systems through remote methods. For instance, examine the following simple network diagram:

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