What is a Secret Local Area Network?

cw3kcw3k Member Posts: 22 ■□□□□□□□□□
Can someone explain to me what is a Secret LAN is? Yes, Secret.

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  • colemiccolemic Member Posts: 1,568 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Need more context to answer - is it a LAN classified as Secret (like DoD)? where did you come across the term?
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  • IS3IS3 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    sounds like a DoD VLAN to me icon_lol.gif
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  • cw3kcw3k Member Posts: 22 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks. Just what I thought it is. A LAN with a secret classification.

    The government always amaze me. They put out so many regulation and standard, yet they are the one don't follow it.
  • IS3IS3 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    cw3k wrote: »
    Thanks. Just what I thought it is. A LAN with a secret classification.

    Hold up I was just guessing please don't take my word for iticon_silent.gif
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  • higherhohigherho Member Posts: 882
    ? cw3k there is nothing wrong with having a vlan with secret as the description. Unless it's on an unclassified network then someone is going to get in trouble for that little mistake. But your most likely referring to a classified area (secret) which anything that has classified data or intends to have classified data on it is called at the minimum secret.
  • QordQord Senior Member Member Posts: 631 ■■■■□□□□□□
    cw3k wrote: »
    What is a Secret Local Area Network?

    Can't tell you...
  • colemiccolemic Member Posts: 1,568 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Qord wrote: »
    Can't tell you...

    Bazinga!
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  • mokaibamokaiba Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    cw3k wrote: »
    Can someone explain to me what is a Secret LAN is? Yes, Secret.


    Its where all the cool kids hang out.


    Wouldnt it just be another name for http://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/bestprac/designing-secure-local-area-network-853
  • Jamm1nJamm1n Member Posts: 106 ■■■□□□□□□□
    The DOD has LANs that spans all levels unclassified to top secret. It mostly comes down to what is on the network and what crypto they are using to transmit data. And trust me, we follow a lot of regulations.
  • LeifAlireLeifAlire Member Posts: 106
    Do you mean "SIPR" the classified network as opposed to "NIPR" the unclassified network.
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  • TechnologistTechnologist Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    A secret LAN is kinda like fight club.

    The first rule of a secret LAN is that you do not talk about secret LAN :D
  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Member Posts: 923 ■■■□□□□□□□
    The place where they have all teh secrets. ;) I wanna see the one about the loch Ness monster :O
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  • richnewmanrichnewman Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Jamm1n wrote: »
    The DOD has LANs that spans all levels unclassified to top secret.

    I started calling one of the LANs I manage "the Secret LAN" to identify it specifically (we only have one LAN that handles up to Secret). I'd guess that is what he's asking about.
  • MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    NovaHax wrote: »
    haha...a SLAN

    Some departments actually call it SLAN. I've seen it.
  • Jamm1nJamm1n Member Posts: 106 ■■■□□□□□□□
    NIPRnet
    Confidential
    SIPRnet
    JWICS

    All separate networks, just to name a few.
  • SephStormSephStorm Member Posts: 1,732
    I have never heard of a Confidential LAN... My understanding is that Confidential would likely be subject to FOUO restrictions, and would be transfered over NIPRnet with restrictions.
  • Jamm1nJamm1n Member Posts: 106 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It can ride NIPRnet but anything can have a FOUO restriction. I can't remember their nickname for it was for Reactor.
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