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Computer Network Security

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 ...

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 ...

Cyber Security Tips for Small and Medium Business (SMB)
When it comes to small or medium enterprise the impact of security threat is even more severe. Cyber criminals love to target small business largely due to the fact that SMBs cannot afford to implement strong security protocols. 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 ...

Handling Rogue Access Points
A Rogue access point is any wireless access points that exist on your network without the consent of the business. If an insider were to use a laptop to act as an access point, regardless of the intent, it poses a security risk. More ...

What is a Botnet Attack and How to Identify It?
Attacks against networks are increasing because attackers find many networks are not properly patched and secured behind a firewall. Once attackers have compromised a machine, they simply install a bot on it to establish communication. The botnet is then controlled by the attacker. More ...

The Role of Security Penetration Testers
An ethical hacker is a person who performs most of the same activities a hacker does but with the owner or company's permission. Ethical hackers are usually contracted to perform penetration tests or security tests. More ...

What is Cross Site Scripting?
Cross-site scripting attacks are used to steal information from your browser when you visit websites such as ecommerce stores, forums, and even your email accounts. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wireless Network Security - The Basics of Securing a Wireless LAN
This article discusses how to secure your home and business wireless network. The process of a client associating and authenticating to an access point is standard. The security requirements vary from a home network, small business network and government departments requiring stringent network security. More ...