Hacking and electronic crimes sophistication has grown at an exponential rate in recent years. In fact, recent
reports have indicated that cyber crime already surpasses the illegal drug trade! Unethical hackers better known
as black hats are preying on information systems of government, corporate, public, and private networks and
are constantly testing the security mechanisms of these organizations to the limit with the sole aim of exploiting
it and profiting from the exercise. High profile crimes have proven that the traditional approach to computer
security is simply not sufficient, even with the strongest perimeter, properly configured defense mechanisms like
firewalls, intrusion detection, and prevention systems, strong end-to-end encryption standards, and anti-virus
software. Hackers have proven their dedication and ability to systematically penetrate networks all over the
world. In some cases black hats may be able to execute attacks so flawlessly that they can compromise a system,
steal everything of value, and completely erase their tracks in less than 20 minutes!
Network Safety is a diverse introductory networking book intended for anyone from the average home computer user to an office professional to someone looking to develop a career in information security. This book covers topics such as optimizing resource utilization, sharing infrastructure and making the best of technology. Those looking to learn about an economical balance for networked resources, make the most of the internet and add convenience using technology will benefit from this book. Whether a reader wants to learn about secure banking online, safely accessing work through the internet, or using a computer system at home, Network Safety will keep you up-to-date in this networked world.