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Network Security

Elementary Information Security
This book is certified to comply fully with the NSTISSI 4011 federal training standard for information security professionals. The text emphasizes both the technical and non-technical aspects of information security and uses practical examples and real-world assessment tools. More ...

Detecting Network Sniffers
A packet sniffer is a program or device that eavesdrops on network traffic and gathers data from packets. Malicious intruders may install packet sniffers in order to retrieve usernames and passwords. More ...

How to Protect Your Business From a Cyber Attack
Hackers can be crippling for small businesses who, many times, never recover from the theft. Here are some precautions you can take to help keep your business protected against hackers. More ...

Implementing a Secure Password Policy
If your network is compromised, identity thefts could use your company's customers credit card numbers and social security numbers to destroy their lives. And it's not only your company's customers who are going to suffer. When the source of the security breach is traced to your company, the result will be a negligence lawsuit. More ...

Firewall Perimeter Network (DMZ)
A DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) or Perimeter Network is the area between the firewall that protects the network from untrusted external networks (the Internet) and the firewall that protects the internal network. More ...

What is a SQL Injection Attack?
SQL injection can be used by an attacker to inject code into a website in order to access and manipulate the database behind the site. More ...

What Roles Do Firewalls and Proxy Servers Play in Network Security?
A firewall can detect specific application protocol content and filter out any applications that exhibits certain characteristics. A proxy server sits between hosts and server that filters requests by checking IP Addresses, Protocol and application content. More ...

Network Security
Network security starts with physical security. Network components such as servers, hubs, and routers should be located in a secure equipment room. Part of physical security is protecting your cable plant from damage and electronic eavesdropping. More ...

How SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Works
SSL is a security protocol standard that encrypts communication between a web browser and a web server. Any organization that uses their website to transmit, receive, store, or display confidential or sensitive information such as passwords, credit card or bank account numbers, social security numbers, and so on, needs to use an SSL Connection. More ...

Network Security Across the Enterprise
Today's business networks consist of numerous remote access connections from employees and outsourcing firms. Often, the security risks from connections outside the network are overlooked. The proper security solution for your organization will neutralize virtually all of these threats to your network. More ...

Are You Meeting ISO 27000 Standards for Information Security Management?
The ISO 27000 standard developed by The (IEC) and (ISO) is an internationally accepted industry standard for Information Security Management (ISM). More ...

What is Network AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting)?
The acronym AAA stands for three network procedures and processes that help to make a network more secure and reliable. The A's stand for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting. The difference between authentication, authorization, and accounting is described here. More ...

How Snort's Stealth TCP Port Scanning Works
Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching and matching, and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. More ...

Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
"Most organizations use both IDS and an IPS. The IPS automatically blocks attacks where it is accurate, while the IDS logs and notifies network administrators of suspicious activity so they can use their judgment as to what countermeasures to take. More ...

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