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Network Security Part 2: Threats

Apr 23, 2013 8:10:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in physical threats, reconnaissance attacks, access attacks, hardware threats, environmental threats, administrative threats, Network Security, electrical threats

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By Kailin Acheson

If you are a network administrator, you might be familiar with various types of attacks that malicious users might launch against the network in an attempt to destroy it. These attacks, described in Network Security Part 1: Attacks, include passive, active, close-in, insider, and distribution attacks. As a network administrator, you should also be familiar with possible threats to the network. These include physical threats, reconnaissance attacks, and access attacks.

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Network Security Part 1: Attacks

Apr 17, 2013 8:44:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in active attacks, close-in attacks, distribution attacks, Network Security, passive attacks, insider attacks

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By Kailin Acheson

If you are the administrator of a network, you likely have been thinking about, and possibly worrying about, potential network attacks. It's much more rewarding (and less stressful) to protect a network than to fix it (unless, as Tim Charlton wrote in one of his recent blogs, you like the pressure. It might be helpful to try to answer the following questions as you consider attacks on the network:

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