Investigating network security breach may seem to be a daunting task to someone who has no experience of security breach investigation. Like any other IT disciple you can handle and investigate network security breach better if you have are well-equipped with the necessary tools and techniques used by the professionals. No matter if you are a network engineer or a system administrator or even an auditor, you may confront situation in the future when you may be given a task to investigate security related breaches in your organization. [Read more…]
Almost every Internet user has their home network that every family member use to Internet access.For your home network security you can follow a few simple steps to eliminate the chances of your network being compromised. Before diving deep into the home network security issues, you may have a look at the vulnerability points in your network, including your client machine. [Read more…]
Advanced malwares are extremely stealthy and attack targeted protocols and applications. In most cases, the attackers use these malwares to steal sensitive information from the governmental institutes financial institutes, especially the credit card service providers .
Major Concerns about Advanced Malware:
They are discovered after the attack has been taken place. So, you do not have a clue what is going on with your sensitive data unless you detect the presence of advanced malware in your system. When you are planning against advanced malware your primary target should be detect it as soon as possible. By using Garter’s 5 styles of advanced defence framework, you can apply the following five defence mechanism in your network:
Evasion techniques evade the exiting network security devices such as signature based IPS and firewalls to enter the internal network to deliver exploits in servers. Most of the Intrusion detection and prevention system rely on attack signatures to identify malicious strings in the traffic. The strings used to evade the devices are not malicious themselves. Their main purpose is to pass through IDS without triggering alarms. [Read more…]
VRRP or virtual router redundancy protocol provides router or switch interfaces failover and failback facility for seamless operation of a network. VRRP almost similar to HSRP in terms of operations and functions, but with a few added features such as VRRP supports up to 255 groups.
Just like HSRP, VRRP also support a number of routers to form a virtual group which acts like a single router. Every access request send to the virtual IP is responded regardless of the fact which router is in active mode. In VRRP only one router will remain active to forward all the traffic send to its Virtual IP address, and there will be one standby router and several candidate routers. In case of the active router failure or its interface failure, the role of active router will be shifted to the sandy router. And when the active router will be back in operation it will resume its responsibility as an active router. [Read more…]