CIS 246 Network Security

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CIS 246 Network Security
In this topic please discuss security measures you see in everyday life that you could adopt in a network…

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CIS 246 Network Security

CIS 246 Network Security

Course Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts – 27 Pages

In this topic please discuss security measures you see in everyday life that you could adopt in a network environment. You can also include security implementations of places you have worked. How does physical security contribute to network security?

Network security is a large chunk of security for systems. If you can stop an attacker from entering the network then the host security will withstand the attacks. For most systems the worst attack you can receive is from the insider, a disgruntled employee. Network security has to not only think of attacks from the outside but from the inside as well. One of the basic ways to secure the network is with a firewall, every system has one by default but a firewall is a basic network security principle. You can set up firewalls in a number of various ways to protect your network and the systems that reside on the network. You can restrict ports, protocols, and specific IPs from your network. You can setup a zone based firewall to ensure a computer from the warehouse zone (warehouse IP range) can’t enter your HR zone (HR IP space) and such examples.

Another way to defend from outside threats is to incorporate an DMZ into your outside facing network to trick malicious people from attacking your local network by making them think they are in the local network when they are actually not. A DMZ can be the best initial roadblock for unwanted network traffic…