Chapter 3

Network Security Concepts

Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the current state of cybersecurity and vectors of data loss?

  • What tools do threat actors use to exploit networks?

  • What are the types of malware?

  • What are common network attacks?

  • How are IP vulnerabilities exploited by threat actors?

  • How are TCP and UDP vulnerabilities exploited by threat actors?

  • How are IP services exploited by threat actors?

  • What are the best practices for protecting a network?

  • What are the common cryptographic processes used to protect data in transit?

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

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