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Computer Network Security

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top Ways to Prevent Data Loss
Data loss is crippling for any business, especially in the age of big data where companies rely on digital information to refine their marketing, contact prospects, and process transactions. The first goal should be to prevent data loss from occurring in the first place. 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 ...

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 ...