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Network Security

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 ...

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 ...

NMAP (Network Mapper) Port Scanner
When hackers attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer on the Internet the first things they do is look for open ports. NMAP is a free and open source port scanner that hackers can use to automate the process of finding open ports to attack. 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 ...

Digital Signatures and Certificates
The construction of the Digital Signature entails applying a hash function to the message by concatenation of the message with a known secret key and then applying a mathematical function which will produce a fixed length output known as the digest. 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 ...

Denial of Service Attack (DoS) Detection and Mitigation
A Denial of Service Attack is when a hacker attempts to consume such a large amount of a server's resources that it's services will be unavailable to its intended users. For example a DoS attack against a web server attempts to prevent it from serving web pages to legitimate Internet clients. More ...

Network Security Model - Defining an Enterprise Security Strategy
These are the five primary security groups that should be considered with any enterprise security model. These include security policy, perimeter, network, transaction and monitoring security. These are all part of any effective company security strategy. 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 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 ...

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 ...

Man in the Middle Attack
In a Man in the Middle (MIM) attack the hacker places eavesdropping equipment between the sending device and the receiving device. He intercepts the data, records it and possibly modifies it, then sends it on to the intended receiving device. More ...

Public Key Infrastructure
PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) uses a public and private key pair obtained and shared through a trusted authority. Public and private keys are used to lock (encrypt) and unlock (decrypt) data. Certificates are the cornerstones of the PKI. More ...

How to Secure Your Wireless Network
If you use a wireless network, chances are good it is not secure. If you don't make some important configuration changes on your wireless router after installing it, your wireless network is wide open to hackers, curious neighbors and people who would rather use your broadband internet service instead of buying their own. More ...

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