Network Security is the process of taking physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users and programs to perform their permitted critical functions within a secure environment.
The intention of the honeypot installed for this paper is not to be probed, attacked, or compromised nor is it to invite attackers, rather the intention is to try to understand the network traffic that should not be on the network and allow intrusion detection rules to be written that alert upon detecting the unwanted traffic.
This paper focuses on the threat of packet sniffing in a switched environment, and briefly explores the effect in a non-switched environment.
In this paper you'll learn about reverse proxies and how to protect your web servers. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, we recommend taking the SANS we recommend taking the SANS SEC504 Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling course, available both online and via live training events.
This paper discusses wireless intrusion detection systems and explains how to detect common wireless attacks.
This paper outlines specifically how VPNSCAN was built, with policy and implementation issues found in various customer environments.