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Computer Network Security

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 Become a Professional Ethical Hacker
As a Professional Ethical Hacker you need to understand the various kind of hacking, which can be classified into White Hat, Grey Hat and non-ethical hacking. Only a deep knowledge can help in combating any sort of breach or unauthorised access in the information system. More ...

Methods to Combat Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
DDOS attacks are costly in terms of lost revenue and added costs. DDoS attack protection plays a fundamental role in keeping businesses online. Here are some strategies that can be used to protect against a DDoS attack. 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 ...

Handling Rogue Access Points
A Rogue access point is any wireless access points that exist on your network without the consent of the business. If an insider were to use a laptop to act as an access point, regardless of the intent, it poses a security risk. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...