Network and Resource Availability

In the triangle of security services, availability is one of the foundational components, the other two being confidentiality and integrity. Network and resource availability often is not fully appreciated until it is gone. That is why administrators and engineers need to implement effective backup and redundant systems to make sure that when something happens (and something will happen), users’ productivity will not be drastically affected.

The network needs to be properly maintained to make sure the network and its resources will always be available when they’re needed. For example, the cables need to be the correct type for the environment and technology used, and cable runs should not exceed the recommended ...

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