Understanding the threat
This chapter provides a 40-year encapsulation of cyber attacks, starting with the first computer worm and working through to large scale DDoS attacks, the chapter reviews the history of network security threats, what the current state is and what is to come.
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• A Brief History of Network Security
• Understanding the Current Threat
• The Coming Threats
In 1981, the great Jon Postel wrote in RFC (request for comments) 793, “be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.” Postel was introducing ...