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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 ...

Understanding the Dangers Your Systems Face
It's one thing to know generally that your systems are under fire from hackers around the world and malicious users around the office; it's another to understand specific attacks against your systems. This section discusses some well-known attacks but is by no means a comprehensive listing. 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 Cross Site Scripting?
Cross-site scripting attacks are used to steal information from your browser when you visit websites such as ecommerce stores, forums, and even your email accounts. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Essentials of Endpoint Device Backup
With the proliferation of data on laptops and mobile devices, organizations need to maintain control of how data is being accessed, shared, and distributed. Endpoint backup solutions should encrypt data in transit and in store to prevent unauthorized viewing of sensitive corporate data. 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 ...

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 ...


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