Chapter 1. Understanding Types of Network Attacks and Defenses

Reports of network security attacks have been increasing at an alarming rate. These network attacks fall into a variety of categories, none of them being attractive things that you want on your network. Network uptime, online orders, and productivity from networked applications are your offense, or networked assets. Network security is your defense, or protection of your networked assets, from these ever-increasing network attacks. A self-defending network is the next generation of network security, which introduces a new, innovative security architecture that can provide an additional layer of protection against network attacks.

Categorizing Network Attacks

Network attacks can be categorized ...

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