This chapter covers the following topics:
• Intrusion Detection Systems: Intrusion detection systems are one of the key pieces of technology used to detect malicious activity. There are also intrusion prevention systems (IPS), which are devices or software that sit inline and prevent cyber attacks.
• Firewalls: Firewalls are devices set between trusted and untrusted networks and used to control the ingress and egress traffic.
• Honeypots: These are fake systems designed to lure and “jail” an attacker so that real systems are not targeted.
This chapter introduces you to three technologies that can be used to help protect and guard the network: IDS and IPS, firewalls, and honeypots. An IDS can be used to ...