Category: Network Security

Read about how security administrators protect their networks .

Common Network Security Protections

Cybersecurity functions encricle the tertiary goals of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data; thereupon, outlining the appropriate focal points to network security. I'll go through many of the technologies and processes used to secure modern-day networks in no particular order. Please note, this isn't a comprehensive list, but rather just SOME of the ways in ...

Scan Your Home Network for Vulnerabilities Using Nessus

Nessus is a proprietary vulnerability scanner created by Tenable, Inc. It is free to home users for personal use (Nessus Home), but requires a license for commercial use (Nessus Professional). Obviously, the commercial version comes with more features, but this does not in any way degrade the effectiveness of Nessus Home. With Nessus Home, users ...

7 Ways to Respond to Network Threats

With the re-awakening of ransomware attacks that plagued many networks last year, cybersecurity is arguably at the top of every network administrator's priority list. With that being said, here are 7 ways to respond to network threats. 1. Network Segmentation In specific circumstances, network segmentation, which is a process by which we separate parts of ...

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testers are hired ethical hackers tasked with simulating a real-world attack on an organization's networks and systems. Think of it as an intrusive security assessment that measures the organization's level of resistance to an attack. The great thing about penetration tests are that they test the organization's capabilities to defend against real-world attacks and ...

Your Live Security Camera Footage May Be Broadcasted Online: And You Wouldn’t Know!

Live video feeds of home and commercial surveillance cameras around the globe are being broadcasted live and without permission on a site called Insecam, which is believed to have originated from Russia. Other sites like Shodan and Nestcamdirectory also provide visitors with the ability to look up IP cameras; however, Insecam aggregates these live video streams all into one ...