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Computer Network Security

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 ...

Secure, Network Compliant BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Solutions
A recent IBM study and revealed that 81% of organizations reported their employees are using their personal mobile devices to connect to "company resources". But BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) doesn't necessarily equate to network security problems. More ...

Designing Physical Network Security
Network security covers a multitude of issues. The first issue to address is physical access to your network. 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 ...

The Use of HoneyPots and HoneyNets to Trick Hackers
A HoneyPot is a storage area on a network that has fake confidential and valuable data used to trick hackers. More ...

Firewall Internet Security - The Basics of a Firewall
Enterprise companies today employ firewalls that inspect sessions between external and internal hosts and devices. The firewall filters traffic by examining the source and destination IP addresses, application port and protocol port before making a decision whether to permit or deny a session or specific traffic. 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 ...

What is a Password Hash and Salt?
Never store a user's password as plain-text. A Hashing algorithm is similar to encryption. To increase the security of a hashed password, a random value called salt is added to the hash. 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 ...

Understanding the Different Classes of Firewalls
A firewall is able to achieve its functions through the capabilities it is able to provide. These are the capabilities determine the type of firewall to needed to meet a certain and specific set of security needs. 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 ...

ARP, MAC, Poisoning, and WiFi Security
In this article we cover the basics on Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Media Access Control Addresses (MAC), Wireless (WiFi), and layer 2 communications. I explain how a 'Man in the Middle Attack' works. The common name for this is ARP poisoning, MAC poisoning, or Spoofing. More ...