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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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Use the Open Source Intrusion Detection System SNORT
In terms of raw power and features, SNORT, the most commonly used Open Source Intrusion Detection System, (IDS) has begun to eclipse many expensive proprietary IDSes. In terms of documentation or ease of use, however, SNORT can seem overwhelming. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Become a Professional Ethical Hacker
As a Professional Ethical Hacker you need to understand the various kind of hacking, which can be classified into White Hat, Grey Hat and non-ethical hacking. Only a deep knowledge can help in combating any sort of breach or unauthorised access in the information system. 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 ...

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 ...

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