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Designing Network Security Second Edition by Merike Kaeo

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Chapter 5. Threats in an Enterprise Network

Today, there is an ever-growing dependency on computer networks for business transactions. With the free flow of information and the high availability of many resources, managers of enterprise networks have to understand all the possible threats to their networks. These threats take many forms, but all result in loss of privacy to some degree and possibly malicious destruction of information or resources that can lead to large monetary losses.

Knowing which areas of the network are more susceptible to network intruders and who is the common attacker is useful. The common trend in the past has been to trust users internal to the corporate network and to distrust connections originating from the Internet ...

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