Chapter 2. Network Security Threats

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Vulnerabilities: This section reviews the various number of vulnerabilities that must be reviewed when analyzing a network.

Intruder motivations: This section reviews the possible motivating factors that are used by the attacking parties.

Types of network attacks: This section reviews a list of the current network attacks and describes how they are used.

This chapter discusses the potential network vulnerabilities and attacks that pose a threat to networks. In today’s open environment, it has become obvious that security must be a key part of everything up front in order to maintain a truly secured network. In the past, network security was able to be managed ...

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