2.3. Identifying TCP/IP Security Concerns

As a security professional, one of your biggest problems is working with TCP/IP. You could say that the ease of connectivity TCP/IP offers is one of the most significant difficulties we face. Virtually all large networks, including the Internet, are built on the TCP/IP protocol suite. It has become an international standard.

TCP/IP was designed to connect disparate computer systems into a robust and reliable network. It offers a richness of capabilities and support for many different protocols. After TCP/IP has been installed, it will generally operate reliably for years.

Responding to an Attack

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