Posted on: May 1, 2020
Cyber attacks or network security attacks are attempts to gain unauthorized access to a network or devices of any organization whether public of private. Identifying threatening factors is essential for Network Security. The more information we know about types of attacks, the more we know how to fight them. Determining vulnerabilities in your network can help lower the possibility for an attack. You can always stay updated on the latest in Network Security whether you are work in IT, cybersecurity, security software engineering or security consulting by viewing the latest titles by Taylor and Francis here.
Network Security Attacks
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Classifications of Attacks
From Security for Software Engineers By James N. Helfrich. An attack vector is the path an attacker follows to reach an asset. Software engineers are concerned about attack vectors because they illustrate the types of vulnerabilities that could yield an asset being compromised. An important part of this process is classification of possible attacks.
Introduction to Cyber Security and Dark Web
From Inside the Dark Web By Erdal Ozkaya, Rafiqul Islam. The web accessed by a normal browser is called as sur-face web; however, a large part of the content remains hidden in the deep website. According to the literature, the modern search engines index only a very small part of the web, and a large amount of the web contents are concealed as it is in the deep website. The term dark web is part of the deep web which is targeted by the majority of cybercriminals.
Cryptographic Attacks, Impacts and Countermeasures
From Security Analytics for the Internet of Everything by Mohuiddin Ahmed, Abu S.S.M Barkat Ullah, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan. Cryptography plays a sensitive role in data security. However, there have been several attacks against cryptography systems due to a lack of security and other implementation issues. These attacks have left serious effects behind them. Thus, the users of cryptography systems such as business organizations are affected in several ways.
From Why Don't We Defend Better? Data Breaches, Risk Management, and Public Policy by Robert H. Sloan, Richard Warner. Software vulnerabilities are weaknesses of the software, in fact defects, that hackers can exploit to gain unauthorized access. Software programs currently contain an unacceptable number of vulnerabilities. Proper attention to software development leads to lower defect rates.
Detecting Botnets And Unknown Network Attacks In Big Traffic Data
From Botnets Architectures, Countermeasures, and Challenges by Georgios Kambourakis, Marios Anagnostopoulos, Weizhi Meng, Peng Zhou. A particular pernicious case of network abuse are botnets. These networks of compromised hosts (zombies or bots) are platforms for a large set of illegal activities. A method to detect unknown attacks is to assume the majority of the observed traffic is benign rather than malicious, as well as that malicious traffic is qualitatively different to the regular, normal traffic. The system is based on analysis of network flows, which makes it capable of analyzing such connection links.