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Network Security

Difference Between Rule and Role Based Access Control
Access control is the method used to block or allow access to a network or network resources. Two types of access control are rule-based and role-based. The difference between rule-based and role-based access control is explained here. More ...

Digital Signatures and Certificates
The construction of the Digital Signature entails applying a hash function to the message by concatenation of the message with a known secret key and then applying a mathematical function which will produce a fixed length output known as the digest. 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 ...

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 ...

Firewall Rules
The purpose of a network firewall is to protect computer and IT resources from malicious sources while allowing internal network users to access the Internet. For this purpose it uses an Access Control List (ACL). More ...

NMAP (Network Mapper) Port Scanner
When hackers attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer on the Internet the first things they do is look for open ports. NMAP is a free and open source port scanner that hackers can use to automate the process of finding open ports to attack. More ...

Network Security by Filtering
Filtering allows network administrators to control which packets are permitted or denied in or out of a network. It can be used to control how much bandwidth can be used by parts of a network, but is more often used to provide security for a network. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Firewall Perimeter Network (DMZ)
A DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) or Perimeter Network is the area between the firewall that protects the network from untrusted external networks (the Internet) and the firewall that protects the internal network. More ...

Network Security
Network security starts with physical security. Network components such as servers, hubs, and routers should be located in a secure equipment room. Part of physical security is protecting your cable plant from damage and electronic eavesdropping. 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 ...

How a Firewall Provides Network Security
A firewall provides security by controlling access between a network and an untrusted network. A firewall can be a hardware device, software, or combination of hardware and software. More ...

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