Chapter 14. Network Threats and Mitigation

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 6.6 Identify common security threats and mitigation techniques

    • Security threats

      • DoS

      • Viruses

      • Worms

      • Attackers

      • Man in the middle

      • Smurf

      • Rogue access points

      • Social engineering (phishing)

    • Mitigation techniques

      • Policies and procedures

      • User training

      • Patches and updates

Network Threats and Mitigation

I'm not trying to scare you; it's just that networks, by their very nature, are not secure environments. Think about it—the whole point of a having a network is to make resources available to people who aren't at the same physical location as the network's resources. Because of this, it ...

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