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Ch 11: Network Security & Policies

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Build a firm understanding of network security and policies by studying the fun lessons in this self-paced chapter. Multiple-choice quizzes can test your knowledge and ensure you're ready to excel on an assignment, project or test.

Network Security & Policies - Chapter Summary

In this engaging chapter you'll find bite-sized lessons you can review at your convenience to learn about or get reacquainted with network security and related policies. By exploring this chapter, you can enhance your understanding of wireless network security issues and solutions, network security threats, routing and switching and more. As you progress through the lessons, gauge your knowledge of key concepts by taking mini quizzes and a broader chapter exam. Any lesson topic questions that arise during your studies can be submitted to our experts via the dashboard. Around-the-clock mobile access lets you study during the timeframes and in the locations that suit your schedule. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the fundamentals of network security
  • List and describe types of network security
  • Explain the role and use of a firewall in network security
  • Share best practices and principles in network security design
  • Differentiate between IPSec and SSL
  • Describe the checklist and methodology for network security risk assessment
  • Discuss the tools and checklist for a network security audit
  • Provide examples of a network security policy
  • Detail how to test network security

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Network Security & Policies
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What is Network Security? - Definition & Fundamentals

1. What is Network Security? - Definition & Fundamentals

This lesson offers a brief overview of network security fundamentals. We'll define the basic definition of network security and cover the scope of the field.

Types of Network Security

2. Types of Network Security

Network security is a fundamental concept that is essential to any company using information technology. This lesson lists a few of the common types of network security systems and describes their role on the network.

What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use

3. What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use

The network firewall is an important piece of equipment that protects your network from hackers and other cyber criminals. Its use is essential if your business is connected to the Internet, and it's highly recommended for residential users too.

Routing & Switching: Security Issues & Solutions

4. Routing & Switching: Security Issues & Solutions

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the common security issues found in routers and switches. Furthermore, you will learn how to mitigate these security issues in order to create a more robust network.

Network Security Design: Best Practices & Principles

5. Network Security Design: Best Practices & Principles

Security is very important these days, and it starts at the network level. In this lesson, we'll take a look at network security, what it is, what network security design is, best practices, and some principles to follow.

IPsec vs. SSL

6. IPsec vs. SSL

This lesson will cover two encryption methods used to secure data: IPSec and SSL. These methods are mainly used to allow connections to secure networks from otherwise insecure sources.

Network Security Risk Assessment: Checklist & Methodology

7. Network Security Risk Assessment: Checklist & Methodology

Networks are the entry point for a lot of systems, and as such legitimate targets. In this lesson, we'll take a look at network security, what it is, a checklist for implementing it, and a methodology that can be followed.

Network Security Threats: Types & Vulnerabilities

8. Network Security Threats: Types & Vulnerabilities

In this lesson, we will define networks, the social aspects of a network, and the three common network vulnerabilities that leave a network open to hostile attacks.

Network Security Audit: Tools & Checklist

9. Network Security Audit: Tools & Checklist

Networks are important tools in business today. In this lesson, we'll take a look at network security, audits, tools you might use in an audit, and a checklist for performing it.

What is a Network Security Policy? - Procedures & Examples

10. What is a Network Security Policy? - Procedures & Examples

In most group activities, we use rules for common behavior. Using a network in a group setting is no different; there are rules for computer access in order to protect the data. In this lesson, we'll define what a network security policy is and discuss its usage.

How to Test Network Security

11. How to Test Network Security

A network is the foundation of most businesses these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at network security: what it is, how to test it, and some tools that can be used for testing.

Wireless Network Security Issues & Solutions

12. Wireless Network Security Issues & Solutions

Anything being broadcasted, such as data over a wireless network, can potentially be intercepted. In this lesson, we'll examine security for wireless networks and how data can be protected from theft and malicious use.

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