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Computer Network Security

Designing Physical Network Security
Network security covers a multitude of issues. The first issue to address is physical access to your network. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ARP, MAC, Poisoning, and WiFi Security
In this article we cover the basics on Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Media Access Control Addresses (MAC), Wireless (WiFi), and layer 2 communications. I explain how a 'Man in the Middle Attack' works. The common name for this is ARP poisoning, MAC poisoning, or Spoofing. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Roles Do Firewalls and Proxy Servers Play in Network Security?
A firewall can detect specific application protocol content and filter out any applications that exhibits certain characteristics. A proxy server sits between hosts and server that filters requests by checking IP Addresses, Protocol and application content. More ...