Mitigating Security Threats

To mitigate security threats, you need to create a comprehensive network security plan. This plan will include how to mitigate numerous kinds of security threats.

  • Hardware threats
  • Environmental threats
  • Electrical threats
  • Maintenance threats
  • Reconnaissance attacks
  • Access attacks
  • Password attacks
  • Anti-x

Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) helps you provide an overall, in-depth, security design for your network with a variety of tools that can prevent a lot of the security problems I've listed in this chapter. Since a lot of the individual tool names start with anti, Cisco uses the term anti-x to refer to the whole class of security tools that prevent these problems, including antivirus, antispyware, antispam, ...

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