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Wireless Network Security
Before the IEEE completed the 802.11i standard the Wi-Fi Alliance released WPA. After the release of the IEEE 802.11i standard, the Wi-Fi Alliance released WPA2 which is compatible with both the 802.11i standard and WPA. More ...

How a Firewall Provides Network Security
A firewall provides security by controlling access between a network and an untrusted network. A firewall can be a hardware device, software, or combination of hardware and software. More ...

Design a Network Security Policy
A security policy is a statement of what your systems' users are and are not allowed to do. Make sure that the policy is consistent and clearly-written. 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 ...

Multi-Layered Approach to Cyber Security
A multi-layered approach can be tailored to different levels of security. Not every asset needs to be completely secure; instead, only the most business critical assets, such as proprietary and confidential information, need be protected by the most restricted settings. 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 ...

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 ...

Difference Between Network Firewall and Web Application Firewall
A Network Firewall acts as a security barrier between a trusted network, such as the local network (LAN), and an untrusted network, such as the Internet. A >Web Application Firewall (WAF) monitors and allows or blocks data packets as they travel to and from a Web application. More ...

Types of DoS (Denial of Service) Attacks
The methods used to launch a DoS (Denial of Service) attack can be divided into three essential categories: Flood attacks, Logic attacks, and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. Attackers may use each method to compromise or completely shut down an Internet server. More ...

Types of Computer Security Threats
No book nor any checklist or method can show you all the kinds of harm that can happen to computer assets. There are too many ways to interfere with your use of these assets. Two information sources are of value however. The CVE list and the CVSS measurement system. More ...

Difference Between Rule and Role Based Access Control
Access control is the method used to block or allow access to a network or network resources. Two types of access control are rule-based and role-based. The difference between rule-based and role-based access control is explained here. More ...

Data Encryption
There are two kinds of key encryption: private key and public key. In private key encryption a single key is used. Public key encryption uses two keys. One key, called the private key can only be used to decrypt a document. The other key, called the public key, can only encrypt a document. More ...

How to Tell if Someone is Lurking on Your Wireless Network
Have you ever wondered if someone else is on your wireless network, with out your knowledge, watching every site you visit or stealing account information? More ...

What is Penetration Testing?
This book serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. More ...

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