Chapter 2. Network Attacks

Introduction

Information assurance (IA) deals with security and dependability of systems and networks. In this chapter, we provide an overview of issues, terminology, and techniques related to the security of the network. Network security comprises of ongoing activities that (a) assess the network for its current state of security, (b) have in place protection and prevention mechanisms against security threats, (c) implement detection mechanisms to rapidly identify security attacks that may have been successful, and (d) have policies, procedures, and techniques in place to respond to attacks. We discuss these aspects in a succinct manner in this chapter. In Section 2.2, we describe the network communications and how they ...

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