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Network Security

What is Network AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting)?
The acronym AAA stands for three network procedures and processes that help to make a network more secure and reliable. The A's stand for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting. The difference between authentication, authorization, and accounting is described here. 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 SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Works
SSL is a security protocol standard that encrypts communication between a web browser and a web server. Any organization that uses their website to transmit, receive, store, or display confidential or sensitive information such as passwords, credit card or bank account numbers, social security numbers, and so on, needs to use an SSL Connection. 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 ...

Nessus Network Vulnerability Scanner
Nessus is a network vulnerability scanning program that scans network hosts for vulnerabilities and generates reports on its findings. 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Domain Name System (DNS) Vulnerabilities
The original design of the DNS did not include robust security features. DNS vulnerabilities open networks to various types of attacks, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks being the most common. 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 ...

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 ...

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