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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Security landscape

The security threat landscape has changed drastically over the last few years. The earlier forms of security attacks on the IT assets of an organization were in the form of viruses and worms. Over the years, we have seen blended attacks that use a mix of multiple technologies to attack the victim. There has been an increase in advanced persistent attacks, and targeted attacks that are written specifically for a particular organization. The use of social engineering coupled with the malware that changes forms over time and on different operating systems has made the detection of attacks difficult.

The security landscape has become even more complex because of the increase in the number of devices, some of which are not even ...

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