static ip, netgear firewall, & ssh forwarded - safe?
I have some sensitive data on several of our office machines. We just moved to a new facility with a static ip. I have our internet connection going through a netgear firewall/router and I have port 22 forwarding directly to my box (running RH7.3).
Do I need to worry about attacks through port 22? Is it pretty secure? Do I need to check the ssh/sshd version (are there some that are more vulnerable than others?)? Is the netgear firewall/router safe for keeping out intruders?
I have ip chains disabled on most of the machines if that makes any difference.