Network Security Concepts, Dangers, and Defense Best Practical

Oluwasanmi Richard Arogundade


In today's highly interconnected world, network security has become a critical aspect of protecting organizations from cyber-attacks. The increasing sophistication of attackers and their ability to exploit software and firmware vulnerabilities pose significant dangers to the security of networks. However, many organizations often neglect the essential steps required to secure their networks, leading to an increased risk of security breaches. In this research article, we aim to address this issue by investigating network security concepts, potential dangers, and practical defense strategies. We begin by exploring the different types of cyber-attacks and their sources, highlighting the various ways attackers exploit network vulnerabilities. We also examine the reasons why organizations often overlook network security and the consequences of not prioritizing it. To better understand the complexity of network security, we categorize the different security concerns using the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) triangle. This approach allows us to identify the various areas of vulnerability and their potential impact on network security. Next, we focus on the most crucial basic concepts and steps involved in various network security operations. We outline the best practices and practical approaches organizations can take to improve their network security, including implementing security policies and procedures, using encryption and authentication methods, and conducting regular security assessments. By highlighting the importance of network security and providing practical guidance on how organizations can defend against cyber-attacks, we hope to raise awareness and help prevent security breaches.

Keywords: Network, Internet, Security, Security Threats, IP Address, Network Attack, Attackers

DOI: 10.7176/CEIS/14-2-03

Publication date:March 31st 2023

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