--Originally published at Don't Trust Humans, Trust Computers
Do you remember you life before the internet? where you had to go outside to socialize with people, and laugh to your uncle’s bad jokes instead of memes. Yeah a pretty scary scenario that is in the past. Luckily we live in an era where the internet has become a major part of our lives, but how does the internet can reach SO many people? Well, that’s because the internet is just a HUGE network, where everybody is connected to. That network is a network that is formed out of other networks, and those other networks are formed out of OTHER networks and so on and so on. This networks are made of various components, like: computers, servers, routers, hubs, switches, cables, and other items. All this components are key elements so a network can function properly, along with the right configuration in each item that need it. So this are VERY important and need to be secure from any type of attack or incident that might happen, or else the network can have some problems. That why network security is essential.
As cisco states “Network security refers to any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. It includes both hardware and software technologies”. Network security include many types like:
- Access control.
- Antivirus and antimalware software.
- Application security.
- Behavioral analytics.
- Data loss prevention.
- Mobile device security
- Wireless security and many more.
Networks are in constant a threat some of the most notorious threats they have are DoS. DoS stand for Denial of Service, and what it does is basically send more request than a machine can handle. The purpose of this attacks is to take down a service a server is giving. This are a very common attack a network can receive and there