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Impact of Network Security Vulnerability Managment

Contributed by Robert Underwood

Managing cyber security vulnerabilities in a large network is a big challenge where the implementation of cyber security techniques can create network slowdowns that negatively impact customers and the delivery of service. The challenge of managing cyber security for a large network is monumental because of the complexity of cyber security associated with multifaceted and interrelated systems to which data, voice, and video may be imbedded. Since all computers in the network are interconnected and their cyber security is independent the total effort required for the entire network the effort to manage cyber security becomes multiplied by a colossal scale.

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Biometric Security Now And In The Future

Contributed by Justice E. Thurman


Locky: The New Face of Ransomware

Contributed by Jeanna Long

Those of us in the Information Technology (IT) field all know what ransomware is. It is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer or computer system and demands payment, “ransom”, to have access to the computer system again. Over the years, ransomware has evolved and become more malicious.

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Implementing Effective Security Techniques Using Best Practices in Networking Management

Contributed by Larry Lee Jackson Jr.


Automating Incident Response Using OSSEC

Contributed by Boyd Aaron Sigmon

Exposing services to the Internet inadvertently invites attackers to constantly probe systems for ways in to a network. In the world of intrusion detection, these probes can raise alarms and require valuable manpower to block offenders and verify that the attackers haven’t been successful. The purpose of this paper is to show how to automate the incident response process of blocking some of the most common attacks by using the active response feature in a free open source tool called OSSEC.

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