An IT Security Investigation Into the Email Systems of Selected Local Government Councils in WA
This paper investigated Information Technology (IT) security on the email systems at three selected Western Australian (WA) local government councils. The paper was based on several industries and national benchmarking standards and investigated the email system security. The scope of the analysis included the architecture, the infrastructure devices, port scanning and vulnerabilities on the email server, email spoofing and email vendor auditing. The paper aims to provide an email security framework which can be easily adopted and is flexible enough for use in any city councils or other organizations.